Agree with you Roy, Tallow was never used because it was the best ingredient , it was just a cheap by product.Why this adoration of tallow! I find them more difficult to lather consistently, clogs sink. Tallow versions of Haslinger are not nearly as good as their new versions. Some of the best soaps and creams have no tallow, SV, castle Forbes, etc. Love of tallow baffles me, and dont you guys with dozens of the same soap not get bored with them?! The joy of shaving is exploring the great variety of wonderful soaps and creams.
No offence, but just saying.
As Chris says good soap is not determined by if it contains Tallow or not. For me personally I don.t use Animal products so as soon as something has Tallow in it is a no for me.