As so many young men do, I dabbled in pipe smoking in my 20s. I had a nice little collection going but it got lost (well, stolen) eons ago. I just finally took the plunge and ordered a nice Peterson to get my toes wet again. I know we have some pipe smokers here. Let's see pics of your favorite pipes (well seasoned meerschaum of particular interest), hear about your tobacco mixes...share places online to buy tobacco, nice pipes, etc. My Peterson is due in next week, and it's a nice Aran billiard/egg bowl. I ordered a mild Peterson tin to start out with.