I have been making soap for many years. I keep to the same 2 recipes for the soaps I sell. A milk soap with OO, Rice Bran, CO and a couple of fancy things and a very slightly tweaked Castille (thanks, Zany!!) That doesn't mean I don't experiment, but when I do it is tiny batches, in tiny increments, changing one thing at a time. If I prefer the "new and improved", then that is phased in as I sell out of the old. I have tried a few recipes that are very different to my usual ones, but none have made me decide to change what I am already doing. Of course my current recipes look totally different from those I started with, that is why soapmaking is as much an art as a science.