If all you are looking for in a soap is slickness and ease of lathering, there are many options less expensive than MdC. I know many people claim that the cost per shave is inexpensive. However, ARKO is quite slick and easy to lather and very cheap. I cannot imagine MdC is less expensive per shave than ARKO. However, I do not use either soap as my skin cannot tolerate a dry feeling after the shave.Yep another one for MdC. Skin food is lacking, and it's post-shave is drying for my skin, but the slickness and ease of lather is superb.