Fellow BOTL Budkole has a thread asking for everyone's top 15 cigars, in no order, regardless of cost. This is a great thread!
However, for those on a budget or those just starting not wanting to drop over twenty bucks for a Fuente Fuente Opus X or Anejo may be interested in more "cost effective" sticks.
To that end, I and hopefully others would find your input on this matter most interesting.
To get things started, here are my favorite 10 sticks for under 10 bucks.
1. Olivia Series O perfecto, maduro wrapper
2. Punch London Club, EMS wrapper
3. Padilla Dominus, robusto
4. Montecristo Media Noche Edmundo
5. Vengence Double Maduro, toro
6. Padilla Habano, torpedo
7. Padilla Obsidian, torpedo
8. Alec Bradley Tempus Terra Novo
9. Arturo Fuente Short Story
10. Rocky Patel, The Edge - Missle, Corojo wrapper