Heya Shaolin, Several people on here favour using a glass bowl instead of the Ti (page 373ish). There is a seperate thread for a group of people possibly doing a group buy on a custom glass set. (http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/flowerpot-showerhead-glass-bowl-from-ehle.26648/page-4) I like the idea of glass but it will probably be $90CAD+ per bowl which is a bit steep for a product we haven't tried yet. Its a tough call though since you think "maybe I shouldn't order the starter kit, maybe just get the top part and skip the bowl" But then you loose out on the shower carb cap, since its out of stock as a separate order, granted... you could probably live without that. Or just get the lolli. For the time being, another suggestion is buy the double weave thread instead of the single weave as it will keep your water cleaner. It will need to be washed more often and can get damaged easier though. Also.. degumming hemp... cloth..? I forget... helps make the seal better..? Sorry, learning as I go as well.