Hello, all. First post for me here and I'm interested in starting to wet shave. I purchased the tools I'd need from classicshaving.com (how are they regarded?) but the Vulfix brush I chose (2197, I believe) felt too rough (though I tested this before I made it wet) and so I sent all the stuff back except the proraso shaving cream (which works a lot better than canned cream just using my fingers to lather).
Now, I am wanting to order a new set and was thinking about the 2233. I've heard lots of complaints of it being floppy, etc. Though I have very smooth skin and don't think I need a real rugged brush (and based on how I felt about the 2197, would a softer brush likely be better for me?). I would like to get the C&E BBB but there are no C&Es close to me and I can't find any online. (Is the Art of Shaving "equivalent" pretty close, or no?)
Should I be alright with the 2233 as my first brush or is there another that could be better? (I'll also be on the look out for the C&E BBB but need something to use till then, if I ever find it)
After looking around a bit more, there's a lot of praise for the Rooney 3:1 (style 3, size 1?). Would that be a much better choice?