At the risk of beating an extremely dead animal I pose this question. I wouldn’t do it, except that I see this come up again and again with no way to bridge the opinion-gap and with confusing answers. Leaving aside that different blends may require different moisture levels for a smoker to achieve the optimum pleasure, some say that there’s a very basic answer about dryness and this seems logical as it assures the pipe will stay lit and the tongue will remain un-bitten. Others divide tobaccos into categories and say aros are different than Virginias, in some such way (which I’m not sure I understood) and should be smoked wet. Some say there’s no pleasure in a dry smoke, by the dryness that is commonly recommended (pinch it and it should stick for a moment but not remain stuck at all?). Some say that wet is OK, they insist the aforementioned method is silly and it’s all in a light pack and cadence but that the way it comes when the suction sound is heard, is the way it’s best. This argument may be totally played out. I apologize in advance to bring it up again. In the end, many will say there’s no substitute for just figuring it out yourself. That’s tough because it takes time. I guess any good thing takes time.