I just picked up a Gillette Brush Plus Shaving system set and tried it for the first time to day. The set looks to be from about 1984. I did not use the Atra razor, instead I used a Fatboy. The brush is definitely not like my Merkur badger hair brush, but it worked fine. The instructions have you wet the brush and when I did I must have kept to much water in the brush because the lather was very runny at first. After I got rid of the extra water it worked much better. I will use it again Sunday morning and see how it goes. Any one else use one of these lately or in the past?