Just a quick thank you to all the helpful folks on this forum. I've been enjoying herbs for almost 30 years now, but never tried vaporizing before. I finally decided to take the plunge and after many days of research, you guys sold me on the Pax. I do not mind the cleaning issues, and I wanted to see what all the hype was like for myself in person. This little device really has changed everything for me. The hits are so amazingly smooth unlike bongs and joints, etc. I can medicate practically anywhere I want and no one has any clue what the device is used for. Even though I've been enjoying herbs for a very log time, I am still a notorious 'lightweight', and really do like to be as frugal as possible with my meds. So far I think the pax is a lot more efficient than burning in a pipe, but I can see where it can be improved. I've been playing around with different loads, and have been working with plume tech support on the proper loading methods. I'm now going very light (about 1/2 the bowl uncompressed) and then pushing that down as much as possible. That seems to be hitting very nicely with using a lot less herb on each load. Again, thanks to all for your contributions here, especially people like Jambandphan, TehDude, Pakaloco, & many others. I'm just sorry I haven't discovered vaporizing years ago! Peace & Pax!