This is Rooney trying to have a brush for everyone. This is not the usual dense Rooney. It is soft and floppy and may appeal to cream users who prefer to paint on their lather. The quality of the best badger head is very good - really very close to a super or silvertip grade. Great latherer and a nice soft feel on your face. A poor man's Edwin Jagger silvertip? A BK4 feel alike? At this price you would be better off with a Vulfix 2234 -a super grade and just a bit firmer to make it a better all round brush. This is more a £40 than £50 brush in my opinion.