Throughout my pipe smoking years there were pipes that I enjoyed smoking quite often. So much so, that they didn't always get a rest, but they didn't sour. Most often rest came solely due to boredom smoking the same pipe. It was an aesthetic, or maybe a strictly physical attribute(such as straight vs. bent), that pushed me to a different pipe. So today I was at Marty Pulvers web page and read his regular rambling, known as, The Mill: read…. http://pulversbriar.com It confirmed my suspicion that if a pipe is a good smoker it doesn’t require a rest, rather it can be smoked often and long requiring only a thorough cleaning. What is your thoughts?