Something that I have noticed about vaporizing, living in Seattle, is that popular opinion on it isn't very high. I work at a pizza place with 50+ employees and have talked to most of them about vaporizing. "I used to vaporize for awhile but then it stopped getting me high so I switched back to smoking" "I think its sort of a fad/gimmick, nothing compares to a good bong rip" "I tried my friend's Volcano once, it was okay" These were the average opinions on the subject. There's also a fair number of people who haven't really tried it more than a couple of times. Probably 4 out of the 50 people own a respectable vaporizer, and I'm not sure if anyone there actually vaporizes on a regular basis (such as I) as opposed to smoking. Most people are mostly aware of 'the Volcano' and many think it's the only vaporizer worth buying. Older people are more likely to look down on vaporization too. Of the handful I talked to (who were 35+), they all appear to be unaware of it, or aware of it but completely belittling of it. For some people, the idea of smoking and marijuana are completely intertwined and inseparable. My dad, for example, won't even take a dab of hash if offered to him. He just says "it does nothing for me, and it irritates my throat" - and then goes off to take a bong rip from his bong that hasn't been cleaned since he purchased it years ago and continues to disgustingly hack his lungs out. Despite the benefits of vaporization being significant and blatant, I feel like people in general don't want to change. I have a theory: whatever that is more instantly gratifying is to be more popular. Food, music, smoking, whatever it is - people want instant gratification. The "buy-in" price for a decent vaporizer is too much a leap of faith for some people - or the benefits just don't seem worthwhile, even to people who use marijuana on a daily basis. Whenever I explain the concept of 'efficiency' and 'getting significantly more for your money', I get the impression that the idea goes over their head or they believe I'm exaggerating the benefits. What are the popular opinions on vaporizing where you live?