Well i made the big purchase today. I got a Merkur progress razor along with an extra pack of blades, I vulfix #2234 super badger brush, along with a shaving bowl with sandalwood soap, all from classicshaving.com. I also purchased one of she shea butter soap/lotion sets from Will G. Hopefully this will get me off to a good start, and not drive me to the poor house. I've already got a healthy cigar habit so i guess this is just one more thing to through money at hopefully it proves to be as enjoyable as cigars. Anybody got suggestions for something else i may have missed?(yeah i know you ALL have an opinion on something else i can buy).