I have the Men-U. The handle is cheapo cheap cheap. Which is annoying given the price. I had it rehandled by Don McIvor, who did a splendid job. Now, as to performance... It's a little too floppy for my liking. Very soft, but I usually end up using it like a paint brush. I wouldn't reccomend it if you use soaps (which I do), it works better for creams in a lather bowl. Then the performance is incredible in terms of how much lather the thing will produce. I think it was designed really with this purpose in mind.
I also have a Body Shop brush, which I didn't like very much, but have to admit it works very well -- it is kind of broken in or something now and works better than it did when I first bought it. I find it better than the Men-U for hard soaps or face lathering.
I am now considering the Jack Black brush -- you should maybe check it out before making a decision. Although I haven't tried it, I have read it is not floppy.
[INDENT][SIZE="1"]STRAIGHTS: Filarmonica #14 EPBD | Palmera #14 | Filarmonica #13 Doble Temple | Le Grelot 1/4 grind 6/8 | Henckels 7/8
DE's: Gillette NEW #77 (British) | Fat Boy