I recently had to make a trip (don't travel much) and the hotel had soft water. Wow, what a pleasure it was to shave! I even shaved two days in a row which is unheard of for me. The soft water made a huge difference so I'm going to look into getting that in my house. In the meantime, can anyone recommend a cream which works particularly well with hard water? Also, I don't know anything about soft water systems, are they all about the same or what's the deal with those?