Hi there everyone. This may be more pertaining to the "Ask the Old farts" section, but seeing as how it's regarding pipes, I put it here. If it needs to be moved, I completely understand. So here's my question: Why wouldn't a Meerschaum lined Briar pipe, be EVERYONE'S #1 pipe of choice, given it's varying ability to perform, almost both like a Briar, and yet also like a Meerschaum??? I definitely will be picking one up, hopefully in the next couple of weeks, to try it out, and see/compare the differences, and similarities. To the complete Novice, (which I am admittedly), it seems like a no brainer. It appears on the surface, to be the best of both worlds, yet folks RARELY seems to be giving them much credit if any. I'm willing to admit, I didn't do a HUGE search of this kind of pipe, before asking this question, but in my week here so far, I have yet to really hear anyone mention them in their daily repertoire, of pipes... Why exactly is this???