I'm a big fan of pear wood, especially for straight Virginias. Among my pear woods I have a Brog, the Kentucky No.43. It's been a good pipe. I like the large bowl and wide, oversize stem - though don't expect vulcanite on these pipes. I've used this particular pipe for aromatic English blends due to the very wide bowl and have always enjoyed my smokes with it. I would certainly buy another one.
Overall my experience with pear wood has been excellent and I think they are very good pipes for the money.