This probably the wrong sub-forum to ask but: I have been smoking for just over a year. I have 3 cobs, 2 legends and a pony. My first year I smoked only VAs. Recently got into Vaburs a little. VERY recently I decided I want to sample some English blends and latakia. I have dedicated one of my legends for experimenting on these blends as my B&M told me a cob will ghost an English pretty easy. I love my cobs and have no complaint. One thing I like is that I don't have to treat them like they cost $100. And since I mostly smoke VAs I think they are enjoyed to their fullest in a cob no? So my question is, am I missing anything by not owning a briar pipe? Should I grab a Dr G or spend that $25 dollars on some FFOTT or EMP to sample?