I've just recently started back to pipe-smoking after experimenting with it about 8 or 9 years ago. I've been overwhelmed by the variety of tobaccos out there and have been buying based on good reviews and popularity, but some of the tobaccos I've purchased are obviously geared toward more experienced smokers with a more developed tobacco palate. This is my cellar list so far: Dunhill Nightcap Erinmore Flake Mac Baren Cherry Ambrosia Mac Baren Navy Flake Mr. B's D-Series Golden Virginia Flake Mr. B's English Mixture Mr. B's Vanilla Maple Peterson Irish Flake Robert McConnell Scottish Cake Samuel Gawith 1792 Flake Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Flake Solani #633 Virginia Flake with Perique Solani #656 Aged Burley Flake Solani #660 Silver Flake Mac Baren Plum Cake Of these, I've enjoyed a few of them, found a few to be not to my taste (Mac Baren Cherry) and some others seem to have potential, but have overwhelmed me a bit. I have no problem jarring many of these up and saving them for a few months down the road (in fact, I've already done so with the 1792 and a tin of FVF). Today, for example, I tried the Solani 633 and, while I did have some sweet moments, there were also some less-than-stellar moments during the hour I spent with it. I did enjoy MB Navy Flake and Erinmore Flake wasn't bad. I'm also liking the two English blends, though I've only smoked them sparingly (like 1/2 bowls or less). Should I just grab one blend and smoke it for a while? Should I pick up a lighter, softer Burley blend that will help me develop a palate? Advice is most welcome.