Well sure, if you want to harvest lots of honey the glass stem is the better option, but I find the dart stem more comfortable to use in general. I also like the taste of wood, and as with the MFLB, it benefits from being anti-bacterial. When you put it on the end of the Orbiter's draw whip it makes it feel super fancy , and again I find the shape preferable to the acrylic stub it comes with. Also, the Orbiter only really tends to get a lot of buildup in the whip that plugs in to the box, so the draw whip stays pretty clean. You're not going to be collecting much honey at the mouthpiece, that's for sure.