I used to smoke pipes and thoroughly enjoyed them, then I went to cigars for the ease. I gave them up years ago except for an occasional smoke when my brother came for a visit. For some reason I started looking at pipes online and now I'm getting a yen to pick one up again. Boy howdy, have they gotten pricey! A basic good pipe starts around $60 with high end customs going for over $2000. Then there's the accoutrement. Tampers, cleaners, lighters, ashtrays, wax, carrying pouches, just more stuff to carry but since I'm retired and am pretty much car based, I figure I have the time to muck around with one. Something like a Vauen Classic blasted Of course, like firearms, one is never enough. You need a few pipes to keep a rotation. Will it ever end?