Wow! Does this thing get a bad knock in some circle. In short, a thoroughly enjoyable, relaxing, extremely efficient (10+ pulls per load) and very smooth vapor experience. I concede the angle problem that some have pointed out. However, I see this is a problem with some other vapes, such as the DBV also (though not as pronounced). A vape that gets stellar marks. Well, I can't see why the VB doesn't get those same marks. The VB HF likes a coarse grind, light and fluffy. The VB HF will turn everything into a very even, deep dark brown. I start out at 12'oclock until its warm, which is a pleasantly quick 5 minutes. Then, before I insert the whip, I bump it down to about 11, for the first pull and 9:30 - 10 for the rest. At the end, I'll kick it back up to 12. After the first 3-4 hits, vapor takes a bit more time to build up. This is where you really notice how draw speed (air flow) effects your vapor density. The VB makes a VERY good mixture and soon after you start pulling on what you might assume, is a AVB load at this time, returns another 4 milky and tasty hits. I pull the whip after the 2nd hit, dump and stir. Then I'll stir after every 2 hits. I leave the whip inserted, otherwise. Since you're not drawing that air through and the element has some distance between itself and the herb... it doesn't get hot enough to produce vapor. Once you start the draw however, within seconds... you're pulling a nice milky cloud. As I've said. I think Vapor Brothers gets a bum rap and this vape doesn't get enough credit. Its the most copied vape, in the history of vapes, for a reason... besides, its easy to build. The design works. It works well. Other than the common angle complaint, there isn't anything I could ask them to do, to improve on it. Smooth, easy, extremely low drag pull off a whip and one of the best vapes for tasting your strains. While there isn't any visual temp control other than a chart they supply with the unit and markings on the dial, but its not numeral indicators. Finding the right temp, is easy, however. Just adjust off the 1st couple pulls. Once set, temperature stays ROCK steady. These units, do NOT fluctuate temp (which is a big hit on the knock-offs). The medication takes, with a pleasant easing you into whatever state you need to be in. A very casual and relaxing way to vape. It really is a great unit. I had it set up on my bed table the other night. Loaded up a nice Indica. Grabbed my SSFG and just a nice chill time getting to where I wanted to be. Took my time, no rush and really no maintenance, other than an occasional stir. Performance-wise, I think it warrants the $199 price tag, people complain about. It operates as well as any $200 vape I've tried. Plus, I would love to sit down with ANY person that has had a bad experience with one of the knock-offs and introduce them to the real deal. Solid A. Would be A+, if not for the angle issue, like the DBV. Haven't found any other fault in it, to knock it down. Its exceeded my expectations. Oops. Forgot a picture.