Lane RLP-6 & 1Q always get so much love. I have also seen these blends mentioned many times here and elsewhere, as suggested blends for newcomers to the pipe to try. Personally (and by the way, I go into the initiating of this thread with the firm belief that all palates are not created equal, and we will all like different blends), I do not understand why. I have found these two blends in particular to dripping in PG, goopy and cloying in the pipe, lacking in any pleasant tobacco flavor, and fry my tongue like few others (except any MacBaren blends - and yes, they always fry my tongue too, but that's for a different day & different thread). When I did get around to trying them, if I had started with them, thinking that this is typical of how smoking a pipe will leave my tongue feeling, I'd have put down the pipe and never looked back. I know these are loved aound the world, and are probably some of the biggest selling tobaccos out there. When I have smoke either of these, many were the people around who comments on how much they liked the smell. I must admit, they do leave an incredible room note. But, it is what they do to my tongue and do not do to my palate that leave me going, "Huh? How do people love this? How can this be a suggested blend for newcomers?" Just so you have an idea of what I mean, if I finish a whole bowl of either of these, my tongue is useless to taste or enjoy anything else for a solid 24 hours or more. I am not a rookie to the pipe, but have been smoking since 1980 - and I have tried these blends (in the hopes of getting it) over and over in the span of those 30+ years. Always with the same results. Like I said, there are probably tens of thousands of pipe smokers who love these blends, and I am not trying to turn them away from smoking them. If I could get some of either to just smolder in a bowl somewhere and make the room smell great, I would. What I just cannot tolerate though, is using my own mouth as that which cycles the smoke into a pleasant room note. Here's my question. Am I the only one? Thanks. Peace of the Lord be with you.