Hey gents. First of all, forgive me if I've posted this in the wrong place. New to the forum, but this seems to be the most appropriate section! I've been spending a little time everyday window shopping on various online shops, trying to decide what tobacco I want to order when a little money comes in this month. Trouble is, there are armloads of choices and I don't know where to begin. To my knowledge, there are three places that sell anything remotely resembling pipe tobacco here in ol' Tallahassee. My shop, which is run by a few very nice older fellas who've been incredibly hospitable, but which primarily deal in cigars. They do stock a small selection of nice lower-end pipes and a decent little tobacco menu. It seems to be all inexpensive bulk Altadis tobacco (which I've really enjoyed, honestly), but I've tried it all. I love the Medium 502 English blend, and could happily spend the rest of my days on an island with a never-ending supply, but at the same time, I want to taste it all! Then there's the new shop, which is also more catered to cigar smokers, and has a decent selection of pipes but value brand tobacco one might find at the local Walgreens, and dreadful service. The two times I've been in, the folks there have simultaneously tried to pressure me into various purchases, while also picking my brain of any information on pipes/tobaccos. Not a fan, but they're new and I'm waiting and hoping that they work out the kinks over time. And my third option is a fancy, soulless roll-your-own cigarette outlet that sells $1.50 Red Cap tobaccos and fake MM cobs from China (as well as no-name basket pipes that are priced to rival Savinellis and the like). Those folks did have one tin of Mac Baren's Plumcake, but they wanted $39.00 for the small, dusty, half-crushed tin. Basically, options are limited locally. I've heard good things about various Cornell & Diehl tobaccos, as well as lots of different Davidoff, Dunhill and Mac Baren blends. The last one I had was a nice gift of Mac Baren No. 1 Virginia and I really enjoyed it. These companies seem to be fairly default suggestions to newer pipe smokers, but I've only heard good things, and there are so many lesser-mentioned brands out there, I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. I'm a huge fan of the Altadis 502 English. I love, love, love the leathery room note. I like aromatics just fine but I'm more interested in finding a good, rich blend that smells of tobacco, and tastes of tobacco. I've read of CH/PA suggestions, but I've never even been able to find that in person. Any suggestions for something I really should try? Help me narrow it down, if you'd be so kind. Haven't got the spare change lying around to go crazy, but there's so much out there and you gotta start somewhere! Thanks everybody, and sorry to be long-winded!