Everyone wants to talk about his best brushes, why not do the opposite? It could act as a warning for future buyers. I will start: 1) 23mm Edwin Jagger best badger. My biggest regret. It was useful in that i learnt what "floppy" really means. It's still in my rotation, but used with "special treatment" (a member here suggested O-ring, which i will do and if i find very annoying during cleaning, i will just hold the base of the knot with my fingers). Worst price/quality ratio brush i ever bought. 2) Vie-Long Horses. Amazing hair! Truly amazing! But they tangle, both the white (a lot) and the brown hair (less). At first you are patient. Later on, you start thinking of tossing them. Which may come true one day to make room for more...normal brushes. 3) Big Omegas 27mm (too clumsy for face lathering). Honourable mention, but i am maybe too severe: QShave pure badger with wooden handle. I believe this in USA is sold under names of "Tweezerman" and "Escali". For 8 EUR this is actually a very good brush, with the hair feeling too good for a pure badger (the knot actually looks like 3 band and it doesn't feel like pure badger. Muhle pure badger is like barb wire in comparison). But its flaw, lies in the not so dense knot and glue bump that reduces the lather holding capacity of the small (21mm) knot. Still, for a starter badger at that price, it was a good buy, but it's really a starter brush. I still use it to remember the origins and to hone my lathering skills, as well as a reminder, that i don't need EUR 100 brush to have a fine shave.