B. Quick [Hidden] May 03, 2014 I ordered a Sitting Egg styled meer, latticed, some months ago. It is my first (and certainly not my last) Meerschaum pipe. I've had it in my regular rotation for some time now, and have dedicated it to only Latakia-strong blends, like Frog Morton and the like. It's beginning to color marvelously around the rim, and it smokes perfectly, burning the stuff down to a fine, white ash, each and every time. It's so light and maintenance free. I love that about it. One bloke here said he felt as though he was "cheating on his briars," from choosing his AND Meer so often, well, I can certainly second that opinion! I've recommended AND to friends via Instagram, and those who have tried one have been just as satisfied! I will say, in the interest of full disclosure, that the stem on my pipe is a bit "off". It seems to bend off to the left of center just a touch, but it certainly has not deterred me from using the pipe, nor has it compromised it's functionality. I WILL buy another AND Meerschaum pipe, and hopefully, MANY more AND Meerschaum pipes!!!