It was a beautiful day today, and I sat out behind the probation office and smoked a pipe as I usually do over lunch. My straight Falcon with an Apple-style bowl full of Walnut is a really satisfying smoke, and I got to pondering what I really want from "just a pipe." I like something a little special for the last pipe of the day, but that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about what I smoke during the rest of the day, and for most of the day I just want a pipe full of tobacco. I don't look for an "experience" or complexity or anything pretentious, just that nutty sweet quality found in an honest burley blend. A little Latakia or essence of adult beverage adds a nice touch, but I still want that simple burley goodness at the root of it all. As far as room note goes, I just want a lightly sweet fragrance that smells like, well, pipe tobacco. Nothing fantastic, but nothing foul either - just something pipe-like. I don't want anything that really demands my attention or keeps me busy keeping up with the complexity of the smoke. Just a pleasant tobacco blend. As far as my day-to-day pipe goes - the actual pipe itself - I just want it to be well-constructed with a nice draw. No fancy silver bands or genuine amber stems, just a pipe that isn't butt ugly and doesn't gurgle or wheeze. Expensive pipes and upscale blends are nice and I do enjoy them as a treat, but they're nothing I want to smoke all the time. If I did that then they would cease to be special. I don't want anything Earth-shattering or that offers a smoking experience akin to nekked bungee jumping, I just want a bowl of tobacco. What do the rest of you want from "just a pipe"?