I just joined this site and have been doing a lot of reading so far. You guys have a lot of very helpful threads up so I figured I should at least say hello to everyone since I'm reading your posts. I'm new to the pipe scene as a soon to be ex cigarette smoker. A friend of mine picked up the pipe and I was instantly interested. I've got a Peterson XL90 on the way with a pipetool and some smoke on the way. Was told of a nice smokeshop near me so I figured I'd go there to pickup pipe cleaners and talk with the shop owner. Saw a member or two on here from Kansas? I'm in Merriam (Kansas City area). I think it would be cool to find some local people who know the smokeshops of the area. Anyways, thanks all for making this site so informative. I'm sure I'll have questions to ask as I work through learning this enjoyable hobby.