I read the threads in this room and it seems that I may be a little behind the curve, even for what you may consider a "newbie". I'm looking for some suggestions on what I should go with for my first real pipe. I've been smoking for a few months now and after a very rough start, I'm starting to make some headway. As I am beginning to have an idea on what i like in the way of tobacco, I keep thinking I need to upgrade the pipe for the full experience. My current pipe (if it can be called that) is obviously junk even to me, so somebody point me in the right affordable direction for a new guy. I do know that I prefer a bent or full bent. Any suggestions?