The NYC aquarium visual in my head just half way sold me on getting a launch box. The unsold part is based on paranoia of driving back on the belt parkway vaped. Not that it would present any difficulty, except that driving buzzed is the same as driving drunk in the eyes of the law and that would ruin an otherwise splendid day. Actual risks do make me paranoid and it's a sense of blessed relief when I arrive, when I do drive. I understand what you're saying about smoking make you self conscious & paranoid; not so much with vaporizing. I'm not sure how the high I get from edibles makes me feel in that sense - I just don't remember to be honest. And if it does, it's simply one of a myriad of sensations and thoughts I'm experiencing. I know that when I do feel those things I've grown up enough to welcome them and see them as an opportunity for greater self understanding. I don't think the vaporizing high is lighter than the smoking high, but it is cleaner and it climbs, it is more floaty than debilitating. I find resolving complex dilemmas sometimes effortless, I find that when I'm doing a creative project especially with a friend that solutions effortlessly unfold in my mind as a visual, as opposed to when I'm straight and everything is intellectual and shallow. I don't really take serious note of my combustion vs vaping consumption differences except that when I'm using the PD it blows me away how little I've used. Three years into it and it still blows me away. Realistically when I'm using a whip vape there is definitely less herb used than when combusting but it's not as dramatic a difference as with the PD and there's also the factor of how much you milk the load with the whip vape - meaning, how many times do you stir it, do you raise the heater level as you go along - at what point do you acknowledge that the bowl is spent? That said, I may treat myself to a launch box and one of Ed's luxury launch box stems to go along with it.