GFO was a friendly little private forum (and other things), bout 10-12 years ago. Back then, there were only a handful of platforms on the web where pipes were a focus, and the other ones frankly sucked. It was a good place for ingrates, ne'erdowells, Communists, rednecks.... (that is, the bulk of society) except pipe smokers are supposed to be these superior wonderful people, right? And without relating to GFO at all, Woody built a similar "feel" into PSF. It attracted and kept "the right kind". At least 2 and I think 3 of the mods here are ex-GFO, so some of that everyman flavor imbues this forum. Which is really all just to say, pipes are part of life for a bunch of us.