I like a fine grind but I also prefer to handle my materials as LITTLE as possible. This means 3/4 piece is the only way to go. I used to use a tray, I used to use a cereal bowl to dump into, etc. But in the end it all resulted in precious pollen being wasted... No matter whether you prefer to sift pollen to save, or keep it with your materials, it is a loosing situation when dumping ground materials onto any additional surface. Material goes straight from the grinder into a vape, or if requiring travel (or long term storage) into a Jyarz. With all my vapes, I don't even physically touch my material at all after it gets put into the lid of the grinder. I grind to open up all that goodness, and I don't want pollen loss in any way.