hi new here and hoping for some help. ive been smoking pipes for 30 years. corn cob, brier, mersh., soapstone, clay, ect. not new to pipes. so i broke down a got a peterson and i am decidedly unimpressed. the hole is in the top of the stem, not the end and my lips keep shutting off the smoke. when i wrestle with it a get the smoke its like a jet at the roof of my mouth. ive got an old webco and several dr grabows that are better than this. my molina is ten times the pipe this is. where my expectations too high and is there a trick to smoking this thing?