I love new brushes. Had this one recommended to me by one of the guys at Flax, a fancier art supply store in the neighborhood. I regularly buy supplies there because even though their prices aren’t the cheapest, they have had the same employees for a long time, and these people actually know their business and can answer questions about their products. That, and it is just a great feeling walking in and seeing people I have known for almost twenty years.
I like Internet shopping but sometimes I just have to vote with my dollars for quality of life shopping instead!