I really enjoy using this taster. It’s cleaner than a pipe, easier to clean (just warm water), and the chambers cooling action reduces coughing, which used to be my biggest problem and why I tried one. It’s nice to taste what you’re smoking too. I really no longer use a pipe anymore. I’m currently buying my fourth and fifth one. That’s the only thing: they can break. They’re tough, but still made of glass. I think this taster is worth it however. The price is really good for a first try. I was pleasantly surprised the first time I tried one. And I’m very loyal.