All my life I've mostly just shaved with an electric, due to blade costs and irritation. Recently I started shaving my head. Just used some old Gillette shave gel I had in the cupboard, probably many years old. Since I'm shaving my head, I might as well do the face the same way - my electric razor hasn't been used in weeks now.
Picked up some Headslick and that does a great job. As I'm on a shave-with-a-razor kick, I decided for the first time in my life to get a cheap badger brush. Based on stuff I've read on this site, I also picked up a tub of the Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood shave cream.
Wow. What an amazing feeling to lather up with that brush! Got a great shave this morning using that. Used way too much of the cream, but I'll learn.