Well, it's a Kirsten. You love 'em or you hate 'em. They are often unjustifiably (in my opinion) dismissed as "gimmick pipes" because of their design. This one has always done well for me. It cleans easily and that aluminum barrel defies seasoning. I use this a lot for trying out new tobaccos, because I know I'll get a truer impression of the flavor, without having to think about what past smokes may have imparted to the pipe. The only thing I would change about this pipe is the bowl size. I originally bought it with a medium-sized bowl, and now I think I would prefer a large. This is an easy fix, for a Kirsten. If you want to try a new bowl size or design, just buy it and screw it on. They're all interchangeable.