We sell a ton of these. Most people look into them because they are one of the lowest priced Simpson brushes we carry. It's a good way to "kick the tires" on the brand. However, all the time we here wet shavers surprised at how good the Simpson Special is and there's no need to upgrade. Really, it's just a great brush for the price, especially the best badger version. Keep in mind it is on the small side. A great travel option.