I'm excited to be part of this forum. I am new not only to this forum but to all forums. I, myself, can tell that this posting is from a newbie because all attempts at this post have resulted in a too long life story, so after several edits I will attempt to cut to the chase (with the obvious exception of this opening paragraph). 1 - I don't have a pipe smoking mentor. I've learned via reading and experimentation. I now clearly need a mentor and am turning to this forum. 2 - I've never tried VAs prior to two days ago when a gentleman at a B&M, who (apparently) felt sorry for me when he saw my purchase of an aromatic, gave me a flake of Bjarne's Flake de Luxe to try. He warned me that if I like it I'm out of luck as it is now out of production (since this post is becoming a book (read lengthy) this gentleman's afterthought is the foreshadowing of this "Need Help" posting). 3 - I've never tried a VA and I've never tried a flake, but this was terrific! To begin with I acknowledge that I lack a sophisticated palate; further, I read on tobaccoreviews.com that (someone posts) this is "probably the best introduction to straight Virginias I have ever tried". This fits me perfectly. I lack the experience to describe blend, and at the risk of exposing my lack of sophistication the best I can think of is that it tasted buttery. I'm sure there is a better word for my experience and I'm sure I'll learn it with more experience and with mentors. But for now all I've got is "buttery". I guess there are experienced VA lovers who don't like this blend because it was only (what I call) buttery. Maybe this is what reviewers mean when they indicate a blend lacks depth, but in any event this is what I (as a newbie to VAs and flakes) absolutely loved. 4 - Well, clearly I never succeeded in cutting to the chase but on to the help part. To my new mentors out there: when you're done giggling yourself silly about the term "buttery", what blend(s) should I try that would be close to Bjarne's Flake de Lux?