i smoked a couple of cigars over the years, ususally ones that people had given me at a function ect. ok, but nothing i was impressed with.
then i went to mexico and bought a box of Partagas Deluxe Cubans at the reccomendation of my uncle...what a smoke! Smooth and satisfying and had a taste like no other tobacco I have ever smoked. I have been in search of the non-Cuban equivelant ever since. I think I may have finally found it. But I still have one Partagas left for a special occasion....just can't bring myself to fire it up without a good reason.
i also enjoy the pipe from time to time when i don't want to burn a whole fattie or when i'm around non-smokers because most people even non-smokers enjoy the smell of a pipe...maybe it reminds them of their grandpas or something.
generally pipe tobaccos have a more pleasing "food-like" aroma that are much less offensive in close quarters.