Hey, don't leave me off of this list! I've been back in the USA for several years now, after all... :D
And one correction to a previous post - David Huber is now in NC, living not that far from me. He just moved down here last week and we just spent Saturday over at Pipe & Pint talking pipes. He's setting up his new workshop now.
I've been really happy with my first pipe purchase a Dr. Grabow Freehand. The Freehand looks great and smokes better each bowl. I highly recommend for the price and do yourself a favor and remove the filter. I've never done a filter after the first smoke. I got an MM cob that I do samples and quick smokes in. However I do my favorite baccis and long smokes in the Freehand (1 to 2 hrs) due to cadence and large bowl.
I've recently found out about Rich Lewis in Minneapolis, MN which is 20 min away from me. Needless to say I have a piggy bank started to acquire one of his fine works soon!
I will soon visit his shop for I have only seen it via the net. He seem reasonable since his pipes are in the $250 to $500 range!