The 3/8" tubing really does make a difference. The standard whip offered with the herbalizer has so much draw resistance that it really turns vaping into a huge chore. I ordered a 3/8" whip and it really made a difference for me. The only thing about the 3/8" whip is that it has more weight to it than the standard tubing that is included with the herbalizer. I have tipped over my herbie a few times while sitting down. I have also tipped over my friends bong using it (it didn't break though which was good). As far as clouds go, I generally get my thickest clouds on the first few hits and then it's wispy until it's done. I generally fill my bowl up 3/4 way I also use a domed screen to prevent the top screen from clogging. This significantly improves airflow throughout the session. My general temperature settings are 360-375 for the day time. I do 395 in the evenings to unwind after a long day. 430F puts me straight to sleep. The light colored AVB threw me off too but nah son, that shit is really cooked thoroughly. I can say this. I never fail to get high with the herbalizer. Which makes it an awesome and efficient product in my eyes. I never have to worry about running the risk of combusting the plant matter (like with my MFLB). My experience is customizable from temperature to duration and consumption. I have owned my Herbalizer for about a month (order placed Nov. 26 and shipment received Nov. 30) and it is still working JUST as well as when I first purchased it. It's just that it's kinda dirty and needs to be cleaned. With the MFLB I will have a good session then somewhere along the line I just draw too slow and it gets too hot. Before I know it, it fucking combusts, made my weed taste like total horseshit. My screen gets burn marks and overall I just have a bad time. Now that I have a herbie it's time to save for a fucking Mighty so I can vape on the go without worries. I don't have VAS but if I'm saying, "fuck combustion" why am I using a vaporizer that runs the risk of combustion if I use it "wrong"? That's retarded! Why not just save my money up and purchase a vape where it's impossible to fuck up? Then those batteries...son! MFLB feels like some cave man shit. With that said, they make awesome accessories (such as the finishing grinder, orbiter and delta box).