I have gotten used to the luxury of using a shave brush and decided that I was no longer going to resort to lathering up my face with my bare hands like some sort of neanderthal while I was away on business - separated from my brush and bowl at home.
I wanted a brush with a case, but nothing too clunky. This fits the bill very well. I like the fact that the cover is made a plastic, so it is no danger of being ruined by the water. Nice fibers too.