Are Kaywoodie White Briar pipes more of a novelty, or is there an advantage to the white briar treatment? I read somewhere that the briar was painted white to hide the inferior quality or grain, and that the briar was more of a leftover and something had to be made instead of letting it go to waste. Or is it more of a way to give U.S. customers the look of meerschaum without having the issues of carving/shipping/importing? Does anyone have a Kaywoodie White Briar? Is there anything different or unique to its qualities?