Welcome to the board! And yes, this place IS a wealth of info. Don't be afraid to ask questions and experiment. Trust your nose, but also be willing to take risks. You will have a blast and smell great!
As far as the fragrances below, I am only familiar with Penhaligon's English Fern. I too am into wet shaving and this is one that I have a sample of. Quite honestly, I was excited when I got a sample and really liked it upon first application, but later in the day it got to be a bit much. (I think this is where British Sterling got its inspiration...)
If you like vetivers, you might also want to try Creed's Original Vetiver. There is nothing quite like a nice wet shave, then applying some asb to the face and spritzing the neck and chest with this one. A million bucks never smelled so good. But that is just my two cents.
I too have been eyeing those mentioned on your list, in particular Knize Ten. I have also wanted to try Czech & Speake's No. 88, which is a fave among many on this board.