I am looking to initiate myself with DE safety razors; opting for EJ over Merkur. It will be paired with a entry level badger hair brush. I still have a couple remaining questions. If it impacts suggestions, I opt for a clean shave daily. Is it optimal to purchase a blade sampler to find which blade I prefer? (i.e. http://www.amazon.com/Double-Safety...5&sr=8-2&keywords=safety+razor+blades+sampler) Any suggested creams/soaps? From what I've read, it appears SE is often paired with soap and DE with cream.