So what are some nice brushes one could pick up for less than $40.
"*Hell* get urself an omega 10049 and call it quits, its an AWESOME brush once it breaks in."
You know, I sort of hate to admit it, but the Omega 10049 is the brush I use and enjoy most often. Because it's a little damp near the ocean where I live, I have two so that I can let them dry out between uses. But if I could figure out a way to justify buying another (handle color?) I'd buy another.
West Coast Shaving has 'em for $9.