One of the key things to my enjoyment of wet-shaving and improving the quality of my shaving has been learning to make lather. It has been a steep learning curve. I have struggled with making lather with soap in a bowl or in a scuttle, but I am learning to add plenty of soap to my brush and slowly add a bit of water until I get a creamy lather.
I am mainly a face latherer. This is where you actually build all of the lather directly on your face. This really does a nice job of prepping the whiskers and it feels really good. One of the keys is to make sure I have plenty of product on my brush.