Pros: Overall Quality, Durability
I used a boar hair brush until my daughter bought me the long-handled Col. Conk badger brush last Christmas. The long-handle is my preferred design for whisking lather. I was surprised to find that the badger bristles, while much softer than boar, make superior lather. My only complaint was that the glue joint holding the handle in place was dried out, and the handle fell off before my first use. However, a little Gorilla Glue® created a permanent fix. I've used the brush daily for three months now, and I have not seen it lose a single bristle.