I did not plan on buying the reformulated mwf, but I did any way just to see how it is. For me, it's far superior to the tallow version. For me, it lathers MUCH EASIER than the tallow version. Used my stirling collapsible bowl and had enough lather for 3 plus passes. No airy foamy lather for me with the reformulated MWF The strange thing for me is I didn't even use preshave as I usually use preshave either proraso green preshave or the PAA cube (because of cuts and weepers), but I didn't this time. Zero cuts, nicks, and weepers from the reformulated mwf which is somewhat shocking to me as I get nicks and cuts (small ones) from most other soaps that I use, Could be my technique for the cuts. who knows for certain. So, for me, the reformulated MWF and tabac have been homeruns for me. Both very good non-tallow soaps and both are right up there with other well respected veggie shave soaps such as razorock ***, pre de provence, etc. does it replace my artisan shave soaps? No, but it's a pretty dam good shave soap for a hard puck. People assumed reformulated shave soaps going from tallow to vegetable based would mean the reformulated soaps would suck, not in my case and not in my experience. The reformulated MWF blows the MWF tallow version out of the water FOR ME and the reformulated tabac is just as good if not a little bit better than the tallow tabac. Give the reformulated MWF a shot. you might be surprised at how much you may like it and how much easier it lathers than the MWF tallow version.