About a dozen years ago, I was for about a year a member of another online shaving community. After joining B&B recently, I perceive a couple of ways in which the discussion's center of gravity has shifted over the ensuing decade:
- Soap vs cream: My impression is that, among shaving enthusiasts, soap is gaining ground and cream is losing ground. If true, whether that is due to the trend toward small, artisanal production or something else, I don't know.
- Brushes: A decade ago, my sense was that the discussion was all-badger, all of the time. A small rump of boar enthusiasts only occasionally broke up the monotony. Today, boar seems a lot more mainstream among (admittedly outlier) shaving enthusiasts and synthetic has a large and vocal contingent.