I bought a Missouri Meerschaum, Diplomat and a Walker Briarworks forever stem to go with it several months ago. I made the purchase after reading many posts on PSF about how great cobs were. My first smoke with the new cob was nice, but I have to say that as the pipe has aged and charred a little, it just keeps improving. I love the way I can try different tobaccos in it without influencing or mixing flavors (ghosting). I'm also happy with the size of the Diplomat for being mostly a test or lunch pipe. A bowl lasts about 30-40 minutes, which works out great for a lunchtime @ work smoke. The past week I smoked a lot of Sweet Honeydew Vanilla and this week I've been on a Solani Aged Burley Flake kick. Both have been enjoyed in my MM/D during lunch. I'm now trying to decide what pipe and stem will be my second cob... Thanks guys for all the advice and great information.