As someone who is a cigarette smoker (although I do want to cut back, or even quit here soon), I find myself not really noticing too much of the flavor nuances that people speak of in pipe tobacco. It could be that I'm just doing it wrong, or maybe my taste buds are getting screwed by cigarettes, but how long did it take you to start noticing flavors? Is there something you guys would suggest? Honestly, right now, I'm finding VERY LITTLE flavor differences. Just curious, is all. I've learned a method for packing that produces less burning flavor and seems like the correct way to pack. So I think this is all just a product of being a stupid n00b :P Any help would be greatly appreciated.