My history with pipes: About 8 years ago I went to my cousin's fantasy/renaissance themed wedding dressed as a wizard with the cheapest pipe (corn cob, $2.99) and tobacco I could buy locally. I enjoyed it very much, until the next few days of coughing. Come last week, I was out at a party and ended up talking with a guy smoking pipe, smelled great. He let me try a couple of puffs, good stuff. Wish I got the name of the tobacco he was smoking. I'm a nerd and really want a Churchwarden, but would like a second more practical pipe as well. I can't wrap my head around the differences in pipe materials. It seems as briar is best, but how much difference is there between it and the other hardwoods used? I'm just starting, so I don't want to buy a super top quality/price pipe. I would like to get both pipes for a total under $100. Pipe 1: Churchwarden (I still have my Wizard outfit, maybe I will go to the renaissance festival.) Looking for Good Quality Smoke + Great Looking This one looks good, don't know about quality... http://cgi.ebay.com/150582923890 Pipe 2: You name it, Practical, I tend to like bent Looking for Great Smoke + Not too ugly Tobacco: I have a humidor full of cigars. I like peppery, smooth, medium/full body. The thing that sets pipe apart for me is the sweetness and moisture of the tobacco. I like the hint of maple syrup in the background. What would you recommend? My local shop is very limited, is there an online shop or two you recommend?