I saw Leisureguy's blog before I bought my gear. I skimmed through it, thinking I was absorbing it. I knew enough to be dangerous by the time my gear showed up from classicshaving. I had superior shaves for 6 weeks straight. then the temperature dropped below zero and we had a blizzard. (Indiana today) with all of the outdoor shoveling, cold air, and REALLY dry hot air indoors, I started getting crappy shaves. I revistited the leisureguy's blog, and man, there is so much stuff in there I didn't catch. so, this is a tribute to the Leisureguy and his blog. N00B's like myself, go to this link: http://leisureguy.wordpress.com/2006/07/10/a-guide-to-the-gourmet-shaving-experience/ read it again. I didn't really know the alum came before the aftershave balm or splash. I didn't know the coral skin food was a pre-shave etc. I've become much more familiar with names like C&E, truefitt and hill, taylor's, etc. now the blog REALLY makes sense. read it again. BTW, I feel honoured the leisureguy agrees with my blade assessments. thank you leisureguy. I'm not sure how many blogviews you get, but I'm sure you influence a LOT of people.