I got my EV-2 on Christmas Eve just before we were about to head out of town, what a wonderful treat! I ordered a bunch of accessories (direct draw, extra whip kit, epik) so I won't have any immediate needs. The EV-2 is a beautiful, display worthy piece of art. I love the eloquent design and the natural wood finish. Andy's beliefs on clean and sustainable production closely match my own and so I am proud to have a work like this in my home. This vaporizer is one part of my transition from combustion. While I don't have a ton of experience vaporizing I did my research and feel like I have made educated decisions so far. With that disclaimer, here are my thoughts on the EV-2: * Get the direct draw stem for a super smooth combustion to vaporization transition. Hitting with the direct draw stem feels to me like hitting a small bubbler. Very intuitive. I pull the stem out after my hit to simulate a carburetor effect. * I am impressed with the efficiency of this device but some of that is because I recently switched from combustion. I can get 4-5 solid hits from what would normally burn in 1 with my hitter. I have had good success with all sizes of loads but prefer to keep things loose instead of packing. I like loading with the "straw method". * The default whip provides a cooler/smoother hit than the direct draw stem and can be handy for a group. I don't use it that often because I prefer the more compact direct draw system. * When I am done vaping I pop the aromatherapy bowl on and walk away. Convenience! I am currently looking into GonG attachments and will update here if I find something that works for me better than what has already been mentioned. Overall this vape is going to play a huge part in me staying combustion free. It is my daily driver and quite the work horse. It was a pleasure reading through this thread to understand the history of the device and how far it has come, picking up some good knowledge along the way. Thanks for making such a wonderful vape Andy!