Count me in on the shaving ritual. Even toweling off for that matter.
I am so rigid on how I shave. Start on the right side, just below the sideburns. A couple strokes on that side then move to the left side under the sideburns. Then get any stray hairs under the chin line leaving the chin and moustache. Up stroke on the chin to get best result. Which then leaves a nice handle-bar stache. Start on the left and then alternate to right slowing moving towards the nose.
It's the best attack at shaving. Especially when your 5 o'clock shadow shows up 15 minutes later. I have done tribute staches to Magnum P.I./Tom Selleck because I can get nice stache going.