So, I dig my Splinter. Does me right most every time. The only downside I can gripe on is I need to run it through water due to hot vapor, no biggie. I really love the look and testimonials that come with the Lil' Bud. I know I'd have no problem adjusting to unregulated, no biggie. I had a couple questions to compare the two: 1. Is the vapor any cooler from the LB or can I expect the same heat factor? 2. Would the LB w/stock stem be smaller/shorter than my Splinter on an evic Primo with the stock shorty stem? These are the only two areas MY Splinter falls short. Vapor is fuckin' hot and it's not very portable. Would I be justified in forking out the cash for a LB? The LB is the last thing on my VAS list. If I really don't need it, I can tag it as a 'if it happens' kinda thing. I really appreciate any advice/nuggets of wisdom! Have a great week!