First of all, if you're looking at this and toying with the idea of getting the cheaper "small" version - don't! Well, unless you have either tiny hands or a tiny face, the small is just too.... well, small.
This one is still quite compact, but much more usable. It comes nicely packaged in a classy looking cardboard box, and comes complete with a drip stand. This is plastic and a bit lightweight, but it comes with a handy sticky pad on the back which means you can secure it to the wall. Be warned, it's very sticky - once it's up it's staying put - so make sure it's definitely where you want it if you're going to use this feature. I'd suggest you consider it a permanent fix.
The brush itself is nicely weighted, and the handle is a good, comfortable shape. The Best Badger hair holds plenty of water and if your technique's any good you'll get a good lather with this one. It lathers Proraso soap nicely, and that one's usually a tough one to get going. If you use it with Tabac then you'll have lather all over the place. That particular soap and brush combo is epic!
The brush is easy to clean and once dried the knot holds its shape very well if you brush it back into shape. Despite being a plastic handle this is a quality brush with a good weight, a nice size for everyday use and for travelling and comes with a stand. This is good value for money and if you've never used a best badger brush before then this one will improve your shaving without breaking the bank too badly.