You won't regret it, especially if your skin is particularly sensitive. I used to abhor shaving, but with a good DE and some hot lather, I actually enjoy shaving. When I first got set up, I shaved a LOT. Now I'm back to being bearded all the time, but I still do a hot wet shave to clean up my neck, which is the most sensitive area for me anyway.
Originally Posted by Punity
-snip- Question i have is using a soap puck i see alot of yall have it in a cup and wanted to know do you lather in the cup or use hot water to pick up some and then use another vessel. -snip-
I keep my soap in a wooden bowl with a lid to keep it clean. I soak my brush in hot water in a granite bowl, both to soften the brush and to preheat the bowl, and I give the soap a quick rinse to soften the surface. Then I flick most of the water off the brush, add new hot water to the granite bowl, swirl the brush around on the soap cake until it picks up the right amount of soap and rinse the soap cake and put it away. I dump most of the hot water out of the granite bowl and start working up a lather that's a bit on the thick side, adding hot water until it's the right consistency to shave with.
I used to build the lather in the same dish as the soap cake but when I started using glycerin based soaps I found I went through them too fast that way. I also like using a separate granite bowl because I can get it really hot and it will act as a heat reservoir for the lather.
I've heard of some guys just getting soap on the brush and working up a lather directly on their face. Try different techniques and you'll quickly learn what works for you.