I am thinking it has to be. I found this forum about a month ago. In the time I have had 2 cobs, an Ebay Grabow, a few forever stems and finally two Petes. I had a similar experience just over a year ago when I found Kirsten Pipes was local. That spree was started because I found I like smoking pipes, after having two sit for a few years because of tongue bit. While I have been on my recent spree, a friend bought his first pipe, a cob, and I sold him two pipes I had gotten of ebay with the Grabow. Him and I are going to PA next weekend to visit Boswells and then the Columbus pipe show at the end of the month. My last tip off was my recent vacation. On the way to SC, our caravan pulled over at JR Cigar so my brother in law(BIL) could join my in my car and my wife could ride with her family. My BIL was to get some cigars for the trip and we would smoke some in the car then a few during the week. He imidiatly found a cheap MM wood pipe for around 5 dollars and decided he had to have it. After smoking his first bowl, which was PA thanks to you all, he was ready for another bowl two hours down the road! On day two of our trip we were back in a smoke shop getting him his first Savinelli so he could have more than one bowl a day and still rotate. Is this all a coincidence or is PAD contagious?