Although I am a geek who shaves. Big difference.
If you are a shaving geek, then this article is a must read. When the pricetag for acquiring a newfound addiction to shaving (I know, it sounds silly to me too) goes above $50, count me out of the game. Badger hair brush? You're kidding me, right?
Seriously, I have no problems shaving, even against the grain (the author of the article throws out some major caution about shaving against the grain). I do always use hot water and keep my face wet, though, just because it makes sense. Honestly, I don't understand what the fuss is all about. The author must have invested heavily in badger hair futures.