I've had water pipes, bubblers, and spoon pipes. Water pipes are to large and I can't draw all the smoke. Bubbler is very hard to clean. The 4" spoon pipe has been my preference with one issue... ash blow back. I've used glass and metal screens but don't like using screens if I can keep from losing them.
I've found the perfect pipe for me. A small pipe. I can draw as hard as I want while not using a screen and get no ash blow back. And the pipe is easy to clean.
Friends have notice the difference as well.
I would highly recommend this pipe.