I tried them when I was around 20 (33 years ago) and felt the pipe didn't fit the "look" for younger people (yes, back then I was concerned about that kind of stuff). Now that I'm older - and wiser - I've figured out not to worry about how it looks to other people.
I enjoy sitting out on the back patio with my Kindle and a glass of my favorite beverage and read and smoke a pipe or two for relaxation. I'm finding that I'm enjoying the pipe a LOT more than cigars. The rote of pipe smoking is kind of enjoyable. Not to mention, I can get away with smoking one inside the house, which doing so with a cigar was verboten.
Anybody else a pipe smoker?
I've just started a new site for pipe smokers, and no, it's not based on XenForo due to some requirements I had for add-ons that were not really present for XF. It's an IPS site and I plan on eventually making heavy use of Pages and their Commerce package.
If you are a pipe smoker and would like somewhere to converse about the hobby, feel free to visit us at Pipe Junkie.