I rotate a pipe and cigar, so when I'm not smoking one I'm smoking the other. I find they complement each other. I smoke a blend made with cigar leaves: McClelland's Dominican Glory made with rich maduro cigar leaf and Virginia tobaccos. Great stuff. I use a cheap corn cob with a cheap disposable paper filter inside, but I ordered 2 meershaums and 3 briars on ebay dirt cheap and they'll arrive before the end of the week. Hey, you discuss alcohol and cigars, why not pipes? I am a teetotaler, by the way. Never could stomach booze.
You know I used to smoke a pipe every now and again, but its been years. My dad actually used to be a big pipe smoker and has a huge collection of pipes. I'll have to ask him what he did with them all.
There are several brands of pipe tobacco on the market that use cigar tobacco in their blends, even a couple that use maduro leaves. Ive never tried any of it but it looks interesting. I dont really like any of the aromatic tobaccos, I only smoke English type tobacco. I think you lose the whole tobacco flavor with all the aromatics. I like some of the tinned tobaccos on the market but I find that alot of places have good bulk blends for way less money. I usually smoke one cigar and a couple pipes a day and I chew snuff at work, boy am I addicted to nicotine.
Oh, I have two briar pipes and two corn cobs in my rotation right now, they all smoke different and have different tastes to them.