I've been stricken by TAD. I've got a two and a half cans of PA (one can in the cellar, one on deck, and half a can in the jar. I've got four ounces of PS Natural in a jar, four ounces of McClelland Columbian Mocha in a jar, and four ounces of C&D Epiphany in a jar. Last week a new B&M opened a few doors down from my favorite Chinese buffet joint, so I had to buy a pouch of H&H, SWR, and some generic brand called Natural Cavendish. Today I was in Grand Prairie, Texas, for my 6th grade kid's try-out for Texas Express(an advanced youth basketball league). (He made the cut - hoo yah!). I found a really nice B&M. Of course I just had to go in, and I just had to buy some toby - a Balkan blend in a tin, and another in a pouch. The pouch was a glorified OTC called Fox and Hound (by Altadis), which is a Turkish, Red Virginia, Burly, Latakia, and Perique blend. Ran me $6.50 for 1.5 ounces, which is in the OTC price range, and it reminded me very much of an old OTC blend called Walnut - in fact, I'm not even sure I can even tell the difference between these two blends. All-in-all, a very enjoyable smoke in the tradition of PA or CH - not too deep or complex, but very enjoyable. (Not surprisingly, PA, CH, Walnut, and Fox and Hound are all Burly blends, and all put out by Altadis - and they're all simply great daily smokes). I'm not an industry insider, but I'd be willing to bet that since Altadis bought out Middleton, they took the excellent Middleton Walnut blend and relabeled it as Fox and Hound in-order-to market it in more upscale smoke shops. The other blend was Sutliff's Balkan Luxury Blend 957. A deeper blend than the Fox and Hound, comprised of Orientals, Perique, Latakia, and Black Cavendish. It ran about $12 for 1.5 ounces, but can be found on line for much less. It was fantastic. I like English blends, but after the Sutliff's (and even Fox and Hound) I think I like Balkan blends even more. Then, again, with pipe toby being an adventure around every corner, who knows what English or Balkan blends I might find next. Still, Sutliff's Balkan Luxury Blend 957 in my Peterson briar... hot damn, I've become Balkanized!