hi there, this is my first post, i've been lurking a while trying to get up to speed on the state of the art and so on. as per the title, i've smoked for 25+ years, and when i've had herbals (which is most of that time) i've smoked that exclusively mixed about 30% tobacco, rolled up. so i enjoy the burn a lot, and yet i am starting to have medical issues from it, so really want to make the transition to vapour. my experience so far is of a few pens, such as the Pax, and a VapourCone elite with herb chamber i got in the US which i used for a while and quite liked, but realise it was probably combusting. then it broke. and i've tried a nice log style one (i think, as it was going through a large pipe, possibly through water although i'm not entirely sure, and was sort of installed in the table, and i didn't prepare it), in Amsterdam last year. i really enjoyed the flavour there, and it gave me hope that i could switch, but i still wondered if it might be too smooth compared to smoking. things i guess i'm looking for: - medication. i medicate all day for creative and pain relief purposes, and also for anxiety. - flavour and 'as-close-to-burn-like-as-is-healthy' satisfaction are about of equal importance to me. - not a fan of bongs / pipes in general, so looking more for sipping than glugging... - efficient. my medication costs are high. - strictly solo home use, no need for any multiplayer features. - less importantly, low maintenance, durability. for this reason, the units i seem to be interested in are things like: - MiniVap: looks well built and designed, portable is a nice bonus, maybe the straw-like attachment would help satisfy the oral addiction? - Cloud EVO: looks powerful, maybe more aimed at bong users though? read some slightly concerning things regarding warranty and manufacture issues, this is a problem for me because electronics love to die in my hands! - Volcano: actually have one ordered then had a change of heart. i'm just not sure about the bag coming from smoking. - E-Nano: love the look of this one, but seems hard to get hold of in the UK... i think the straw would probably work nicely for me, it has temp control, i could always try a water pipe later... (anyone know a reliable way to get these here? how about using UK power with them? would i need some kind of thing?) - other things i though about: the LSV (it's long! but easily available here compared to the e-nano... edit: not in stock at vapefiend atm) Solo (is it enough for full-time use?) i worry that the Sublimator also has too many manufacture problems, and it's enormous, so i didn't include that. there were a couple more i looked into but have forgotten the names of due to just getting some mango that's rather nice.