I also really enjoy this brush and don't own any other. I treat very well, wash it after every use, squeeze in a towel, make a few passes with my hair dryer on low, have it sitting on top of my counter, and it's perfect. And I bought it from WCS during a one hour sale for $25.
I love this brush, it costs $42 for silvertip badger. It has a simple elegance to it. Very comfortable in the hand. This is everything you want. The backbone is about a medium weight so don't think it just folds on you. It gives the right amount of push. Oh and this thing is a lather monster. Strongly recommend to buy.