Put hot water in the sink. As it's filling I decide on and get out my gear.
Summer, Load the brush with whatever, face lather, that takes 3-4 minutes and it's my prep. In the winter I have a kettle of boiling water to add to the sink, and I put a steaming hot towel (from the sink) on my slightly soapy face for a few minutes, reheating in the sink as required- about 3-4 times as it cools down, then face lather.
Depending on the razor, that determines how many passes and how much buffing. An aggressive razor needs fewer passes and less buffing, a less aggressive razor requires more.
But I always do a N/S 1st pass, relather than a hybrid pass of e/w under my jaw, and a w/e pass below that one and a S/N pass above the jawline and the rest of the face. wet the face with a tiny bit of water, Relather as required, then I blade buff and do the crazy hairs from my adams apple to my chin. Wet the face a tiny bit and feel for any non-BBS hairs, whack them, then rinse, dry and AS.
The routine takes about 13 minutes plus or minus if I remember correctly.