I have smoked a pipe for a fairly long time since I was about 13. Then I gave it up when I was about 21 or so. Picked it up again last year 2011 when my mother had passed away and I found my pipes all packed away. Brings back some good memories. I have mainly smoked Captain Black / White, Borkum Riff which they have changed, yuck, some Cherry and Sweet Vanilla blends. I sometimes mix those two for a nice smoke. Really mellows a person out while enjoying a decent pipe. I am currently looking to spread my wings and try a few others tobaccos aro's and non aro's. I never knew there was so many different blends. You guys out of all the other sites I have visted seem to be well versed, casual and laid back here on the forum, which is the main reason I joined this one and not any other. Hopefully I will be able to learn what and what not to smoke from some of the long termers here. Enjoy your smoke.