I've had my MM Country Gentleman for nearly three months now. Its fitted with a green, swirly Walker Briarworks 3" stem. I wanted to report on how much I love this pipe. I love my briars, but I find myself reaching for my CG several times per week. I've dedicated it to Burley tobaccos and its just perfect. A slice of Burley flake, folded in half lengthwise and folded in half again by width fits perfectly. When the tin starts getting a little dry, I can get a flake and a half stuffed in. It smokes so smoothly, so cool, and so comfortably. It's light enough to clench and cool enough looking to smoke in public. The tall, narrow bowl accomodates more toby than my Diplomat, so you can enjoy a nice long smoke. Because cobs can be a little warm to the touch while in use, the CG's shape helps here too. Hold the bottom for the first half and the top of the bowl for the last half. I'm so enamoured of my CG, I'm considering another cob when previously I thought two would do it.