I think you're 100% right about grinding finer resulting in the ability to pack more flowers as well as more vapor production. While I haven't tested to see if the tastes fades from a fine-ish grind--seems great tho. I'm pretty impressed with the Elite's flavor. The ceramic vs stainless steel (think pax2) might be at the root of this. I will say that putting in less grounded flowers will also result in a slower burn. Thanks for the putting that in the discussion. I've tried a looser pack with less grounded flowers and while the vapor clouds were wispy, the result was solid medication. The Elite vaporizes flowers well. For me, to increase satisfaction with both cloud production AND medication, I've found a grind from the SC 4-piece, tamped down with either my pinky or the poke tool they include, has provided me the best results so far. As much as they purport convection, as was mentioned in the quote above, this product's heating system is more conductive. BUT I have noticed that when I grind it coarsely, it burns slower and is slightly convective. Meaning, breathing in after its reached the desired temp in a LSD (lighter than a fully packed chamber) provided me the best results. As @Mr. Me2 has brought up, a pusher or bent screen would be the next best thing for me to improve my Elite. I don't have anything of the sort lying around unfortunately. But I'm fairly certain that, with a finer grind and pack (thus, utilizing a conduction style) of 0.2g (pretty small pack for this chamber), a screen or pusher would greatly benefit. I think because when it's low and fine in the chamber, if you don't get a nice air puck then the vapor is reduced. Hope this makes sense.