So my brand new altinok meer came in last week and I've been smoking it exclusively since then. Now I only smoke between a half and a full bowl per day at night after the kids go to bed most days so it's not like the thing is getting over used. I've kinda noticed that my relationship with my new pipe is similar to a new relationship with a person, the more time we spend together the better we get to know each other. I'm getting to the point where at least 20% of the time I can feel the thing is gonna start gurgling (technique not pipe) and I run a pipe cleaner down it just shy of the bowl and it comes out damp then I continue smoking awhile until it gets warm (technique again) then set it down (and usually forget to pick it up again before falling asleep). I'm also getting better at packing it so it burn evenly and goes out slightly less. I suspect the longer I spend with this pipe the better our relationship will get. I realize that at some point my meer may let me know it needs a break and I can use my cobs, my poy, or one of the other briars or even the wooden one for a while but I hope it doesn't happen for a while. So what is everyone's opinions about spending time with just one pipe? I don't really wanna have a pipe rotation thread since we already have at least one thread that covers that topic. Maybe how many bowls do you smoke from the same pipe before resting it, how many bowls get cancelled out by resting overnight, do you ever smoke one pipe so many times in the same day you need to switch pipes because it's soggy/swampy (not just because you feel like it)? I know there's fellas that only had one pipe and smoked it daily for years without any issues so I assume there is a number of bowls tolerance type of thing.