Phil "commodore" perry and I regularly catch up over a pipe at moped events around here, he's gotten really into rebuilding and restoring old pipes and even blending some tobaccos. Pretty impressive!
Myself I smoke on and off, I'd say about weekly for the past 20 years. I started in highschool, all my friends smoked cigarettes and most wanted to quit, so I never wanted to smoke cigarettes but I wanted an excuse to hang outside with them - still that winds up being a part of the motivation.
I've got a 36 pipe rack of some really neat old real meershaum carved pipes, some oddball and foreign ones, almost all bought "used" or "estate" pipes. I've got some old corn cobs and do enjoy them quite a bit.
I go through them though, when i'm rallying or partying i stend to smoke much more, it's still heavily social for me sometimes though i also I love the solitary introspection a solo pipe can allow. but as a result of having a buncha cheap pipes and pocketing them while we ride, drinking etc, they break and get lost.
Right now my favorite are a pair of leather bound hickock I think you'd call it an "apple" style. I have 2 that match, it's light and comfortable. I also got a really funny 36" churchwarden I actually enjoy alot though it seems more a novelty.
most of my smokes right now are english blends- latakia & virginia and I like modest perique. my favorite of all time is pederson's 1865, but that's maybe discontinued now? I enjoy a lot of navy flake and the plum cake i heartily enjoy. While the fad's passed I still can't stop loving frog morton's on the bayou too.
and honestly i dig often into the cap'n too and it's good for a flavored commercial blend