Gentleman, its been awhile since I've posted but i check this board almost everyday. The people and advice given on this board have accelerated my smoking pleasure. what I've learned on this board would have taken many years through trial and error and the possibility of just quitting the hobby out of frustration. I guess the reason for this post is to let the regular posters know that a pipe smoker lurker appreciates all the great advice and pipe knowledge you share. I'm currently waiting for Jake hackert to post some more available pipes on E-bay, I seem to have a bit of PAD coming on. I have a Hackert already and I love it, something about supporting a small artist. However if anyone can recommend another American pipe makers web site with quality pipes for a fair price I would appreciate any recommendations. Once again Kudos to those who take the time to educate a whole new generation of pipe smokers.