I've been DE shaving for almost 9 months now. I've always wanted to have a BBS shave ATG but was never able to achieve it with a M3. I'd hoped that DE shaving would lead me to that nirvana and I was intrigued by the retro aspect of using a badger brush and safety razor. After a couple of months I reached a point were I could get a BBS shave WTG (definitely a DFS) but, alas, not when I rubbed my hand ATG. However, I was thoroughly enjoying the process and determined to never go back to the M3. Then, just under a month ago, I got a slant and found my shaves much closer to what I was looking for but not quite. 2 days ago I shaved using the 4-Pass technique as described in a sticky on this board which I had used quite a bit a few months ago while working on my technique. To my amazement everything came together and I had a pretty good BBS shave, even when I ran my hand ATG. Today, I have the day off so I went for a repeat and took my time. This is the best shave that I have ever had in the 24 years that I've been shaving. I just can't stop faceturbating. I have climbed to the top of the mountain and seen the other side and it is good. Sorry for the long-winded post. I have to go now and build an altar for my slant. I think I'm going to start a new religion.