I was thinking about a poll, but I think there are so many reasons, and variable, it would be easier to read. besides I enjoy reading input. Question: Do you prefer a new pipe, or a used estate pipe? Why? This is of course the most probable popular answer is cost. But, I am interested in answers other than cost might be. Here is my take.. I prefer Estate for many reasons.. #1, I am a hopeless romantic, and like to think about who all has enjoyed the pipe, and the history of the pipe. #2, I love the flavor & smell of a well broken in seasoned pipe. #3, The ability to find pipes that aren't available any longer. #4, the hunt for my next beloved pipe. #5, Of course, paying $30 for a pipe that would have cost me over $100 new is always nice.. I simply love pipes that have been around a long time.