I've noticed something about my newest peterson that's really got my back up. I've noticed a couple of fills, one small and one a little bigger. Having bought this online, I guess I was asking for this, but its still bugging me. I was a little miffed at forking £53 for a peterson system only to find that their quality control seems to be slipping. I've never had such an issue with any other pipe so was surprised by this from such a reputable pipe maker. Anyway, my question: how common are fills in newly made pipes? I understand that they are an inherent part of using briar, caused by grit and imperfections in the wood itself, but I figured that seeing as there are none on any of my other pipes (even some seconds) I'd be safe with a mid range petey. I've decided to look at these as something that makes the pipe unique, for the sake of my happiness! Must say, it's made me veer towards the idea of rustics from now on!