Hello all, I'm kind of new at all this... have been smoking for less than half a year, and smoke 2-3 times a week at most. Until very recently, I didn't even know that vaporizers existed. I started shopping for one and quickly got overwhelmed by all the options, so thought that if I listed my reasons for wanting a vape and my criteria, perhaps you guys could help me narrow my choices down to a few models? Anyway, here's why I want one: - As I seem to have a naturally high tolerance, I want something that's more efficient with herb than a pipe or a joint, but would still allow me to take big hits, if that's possible. But efficiency is a big factor. Usually, I have to smoke 2-3 bowls or an entire joint to get a good buzz going. That's a lot of weed! (I prefer joints over pipes, since I used to smoke cigs, and seem to get better highs this way.) - Before I get to the point where I've got a good high, I'm usually coughing up a lung, with my throat giving me the middle finger at the same time. I'm hoping that vaping is a little gentler in this regard. - I've heard that vaping gives you more of a 'head high', which would work great for me, since even sativa-dominant strains tend to make me very lethargic and sleepy. This is great if I'm smoking before bed, but not otherwise. - While smoking, I'm always a little paranoid that my upstairs neighbors will get a whiff and complain to management. So although I don't have to worry about pissing off parents (or whatever), just not having an apartment full of smoke would be nice. CRITERIA - Price: Although I CAN afford to spend $500+ if absolutely necessary, I'd really rather not, unless the really expensive ones are a lot better at conserving weed than the cheaper models are, and so would eventually pay for themselves. - I don't care about portability. If I decide I want to smoke away from home, I'll just get another vape that specializes in stealth. So a plug-in model would be okay. - I think I prefer the ones with the hoses vs the bags, but since I've never tried either one, I can't say for sure. - Temp control: I'd like something that's pretty easy to use. As in, just find a temp I like and forget about it. It doesn't need to be digital; a dial would suffice. - I'd rather have something I don't have to light. I don't care if it takes a few minutes to heat up. I can just grind my herb or go take a dump while I wait - I'm not particular about taste or flavor. I'm not one of these people who really enjoy the act of smoking either. I'm not sure if this really matters, but thought I'd mention it. - I like to get really baked when I smoke (as compared to those who tend to prefer more mellow highs). So any recommendations you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!