Originally Posted by Aaron01
Ordering something that you don't want just because you don't want to stand out is, in my opinion, just as contemptible as ordering something expensive, which you don't enjoy, just so you can stand out.
I agree with this immensely. Sometimes I find a ripple effect when I go ahead and order something nice for myself. Other people in my party suddenly don't feel strange about their own desire to drink something nice once you break the ice. And you can tell by the general air of someone whether they are doing it for looks or enjoyment. It's like when you see someone in an ill-fitting suit with bicycle toed loafers (in a social non-suit situation of course,) you can tell instantly that they are a clueless douche trying to be "sophisticated." It's just as obvious to a scotch drinker who is actually enjoying their scotch and who is trying to look cool, and although I don't smoke, I'm going to go ahead and assume it's the same way for cigars as well.