I just thought I would share the story of my first pipe and why I put it down for a while. I was just out of high school and had been smoking cigars for a while and decided that I wanted to try something different. So I went down to the local tobacconist and started asking questions about pipes. The tobacconist at this particular store did not care for the younger smokers at all. He was in a very grumpy mood. After about ten or fifteen minutes of talking to him and him not really helping me at all I decided to go to the big basket of pipes on the counter. I rummaged through and finally found a nice bent no name pipe I really liked. I also purchased a local aromatic blend. It was cherry or vanilla. I smoked that pipe everyday. I really enjoyed it. Then one day I came home ready to load a bowl and relax only to find that my pipe was missing. My roommate had found my pipe and smoked something other than tobacco in(if you catch my drift). After that I had to throw that pipe out. I was a young kid living on my own with not much money to spend. At that time I had no clue about corn cobs. So I put the pipe down for a long time and kinda forgot about it until about 8 months ago or so. Then I found the YouTube pipe community and it sparked that inner feeling that brought me to the pipe in the first place. Since then I have learned so much about all the different kinds of tobaccos and flavors each one can bring. Now i own lots of different styles of pipes and have a wide variety of tobaccos. I now enjoy a pipe everyday once again and I hope you do as well.