Well, due to living arrangements and job situation, I had to put the pipes down for a couple of months, But I ordered a new pipe and started back up again. Being that I absolutely love my Pete silver mounted Army, I thought I would order another Pete. This time, it was a System pipe, something that I was curious about. As soon as I got it, I went to the local B&M for some tobacco, and found some Balkan Sasieni, so that was the break in tobacco. not my favorite, but it's enjoyable enough to me. I have smoked several bowls in this Premier system 314, and I love this pipe. There is something about the two Petes that I have that I dont get out of any other pipe...They are so comfortable in my mouth (that P-lip seems to really work for me) and the flavor is just a bit different, not sure why, but everything tastes just a bit better in my Petes. I'm wondering if it's the vulcanite that they use or what, but it just works for me. The big thing is that Balkan Sasieni has always been a very dry tobacco to me, but it has always gurgled in my pipes, even my beloved Army. Not so with the System. It is absolutely wonderful in the System! The other thing that I am kind of confused about it that it doesn't seem I need to break-in these pipes. They smoke beautifully on the first bowl. My beloved Army (yes, it will always be my beloved!) has smoked beautifully from the day I got it, and I had spent months smoking that pipe exclusively every day up to 4 times a day. I don't let it rest, I just smoke it and smoke it. This System seems to be the same way... I pretty much only bought Stanwells and Savinellis, but i just think these Petersons might be the pipe for me.