I like TR for blend content, but find the same thing as you. If I trusted what most have said about SG Black XX, I would never have tried it. Descriptions like, "tastes like diesel fuel" or "strongest, most foul tobacco I've ever smoked" were not encouraging. PSFers egged me on to try it, I did, and it's good stuff. Not every PSF member has the same tastes that I do, but you start to learn who is a closer match to you and can make some good decisions on what to try from there.