Probably not a good thing I know, but couldn't help myself. So, I keep SRW around to smoke in new(to me) pipes as an homage to my late granddad. I also, had purchased some TB Philosopher on a whim and was NOT impressed with it. It wasn't bad, but wasn't good either...really just bland. Soooooo...I get to thinking as newbs do, what if I mixed the SRW with some Philo at a 1:1 ratio. Low and behold, it's pretty darn good! The solid tobacco flavors of the SRW burley adds a decent flavor layer to the Philo and the Philo gives a bit of sweetness from the VAs and some spice from the orientals to the SRW that is a nice change! In this instance, a wacky/crazy newb idea seems to have paid off! That was all I wanted, just to share a quick "Eureka!" moment...carry on!