I smoked a ton of BR when I first started on the pipe a long time ago and enjoyed it very much. But, tastes change and evolve.
On the road a couple of months ago and out of tobacco I found myself in a small town in the middle of the nowhere Kansas. I walked into a small grocery store that was well stocked with OTC (Over The Counter) blends. I grabbed a pouch of Carter Hall and, after a few bowls, was annoyed that I'd looked down my nose on these drugstore tobaccos for so many years. It's a long way from the English blends I usually smoke, but the taste was good: simple, straight forward and true. It burned well and left me feeling satisfied.
I can't say that Carter Hall has made it into my regular rotation, but I've enjoyed a few pouches since then and I can truly understand it's popularity. Any honest, unpretentious tobacco is worth trying, pal.