Boatloads was probably a bit of a exaggeration.You know maybe Williams didn't work for you because you don't have the patience and haven't actually broke in a puck of it, which takes roughly a week or so. I mean you have only been on at this since what the beginning of June? And you've tried boatloads of creams and soaps? Slow down and take some time to get to really know some of this stuff before complete dismissing it. You might actually surprise yourself some.
I have tried 4 soaps (VDH deluxe, P160, Tabac, Williams), and 10 creams. I have 2 creams I use frequently (Real Shaving, C.O. Bigelow). I have another 2 creams in stock that I use less frequently (TOBS Rose, TOBS Lavender); and 3 creams I have yet to try (AOS Lemon, T and H Rose, Tabac). I have another 6 shaving creams that I had sample sizes of, that are now used up (Speick, TOBS St. James, Salter (Sandalwood, Mint, and Sublime), and KMF Unscented).
The only product I fully dismissed as not usable is Williams. It dries out my face, and I hate the Citronella like scent.
Just about everything else has been great.