A few days in now and I am understanding the appeal of continuing 3017 more. The lather is getting better daily, as even though I made this soap and have used it, I have not dedicated myself to continuous use before. I remember using AOS tallow for an extended period years back, but other than that there has been a lot of variation. This really does let you get to know the soap. Also, there's a subconscious tendency to load a bunch and then load some more to try to finish the soap, which I think will tend to yield better performance: use more product, and it works. Finally, the lack of decision-making is great. I make too many decisions day to day as it is. Eliminating a couple is really nice. I'm glad I finally bit the bullet on this thread, years after I read the first few pages of posts.