I love Virginias; they are great and most of what I smoke has a healthy amount of them in the mix. However, the issue is that, for some reason, while I really like them in high doses in my blends, I can't seem to get an appreciation for plain Virginia and Va/per blends. Don't get me wrong, I haven't disliked the Va - Va/per blends I've tried, but after 2 or 3 bowls I just pass the tin to a friend. I see a lot of blends out there, I have tried many and have to admit they have to notch leaf. I hear others speak of the sweetness and complexity of Va's but when I smoke the, I don't get much flavor or aroma. This puzzles me because I love a good Balkan with a healthy dose of virginia, I love any Va's with a nice dose of Latakia, cigar leaf, or burley, but I just can't seem to appreciate those Navy Rolls, Va/per flakes, or straight Va's everyone raves about. This also puzzles me because I had a similar issue with Burley but I get a hell of a lot more flavor from them than Va's. I know everyone's tastes different, I suspect Va/pers and straight Va's aren't for me, but I'm wondering if it's a matter of changing tastes for you, if it's an acquired taste, love at first puff? Long story short, how did you end up preferring Va's and Va/per?