The small stick is perfect for me. I run a cafe that allows smoking because I dont live in a state that dictates to smokers yet. Im sure its coming. The small 5-1/2 x 44 stick is perfect for my time spent at work. The slimness allows for very intense flavors right away. I also dont need to worry about dropping a huge ash on the floor, grossing people out. For me, its a 60 minute cigar. Really. I put it down so much, I get a full hour...and the best part is that it doesnt go out. A physics phenomena! I love the immediate blast of creaminess and spice. I also get lots of cashews and leather. I hate putting it down. I have a humidor in the back, with a lock, and I keep at least 2-3 boxes of Ashton #20s in it. Sometimes, I cant finish one or I forget where I put it. At around $7 each, the price point works perfectly for a forgetful man. I dont mean to imply that Im careless or cavalier with these wonderful sticks...just that if I get halfway through and lose it...I havent lost $12. Capiche? At home, I have some larger sizes plus the other blends that Ashton makes depending on my mood. Im a simple guy and I really like the Classic. The ESG and the VSG are terrific sticks but I save those for a special mood. The maduros and classics are cigars that I can rely on. The finish gets more and more creamy right up to the nub.