This is not a debate of which brush is better between badger and boar. It's more of a question of what are the strengths or weaknesses of one versus the other in terms of the software. When you shave with tubes or tubbed creams are you always using a _____ brush? When you use a hard soap are you using ____ brush? What about melt and pour soaps? I now have a badger and a boar brush in my rotation and am wondering with which soaps/creams will one perform better than the other? Or is it just a matter of opinion?