I have been reading about vaporizing for about 8 months now. I have read through alot of threads about these and even made some threads. The vapes I am interested in are the solo, extreme q and buddha. I was interested in herbailaire but I cant find it for a reasonable price where i am. These other 3 vapes are all about the same price for me. I realize all three of these vapes have good reputations and whichever I pick Ill end up with a decent vape. What I am looking for in a vape - Portability. I dont really need it to be too portable as I mainly intend to use it in my house. However there will be occassions where I will want to take it to other peoples houses. It wont be that often though, I would just like to be able to do it without too much hassle or without risking breaking things. - Something fairly robust - I will be using it in either small groups of about 4 or on my own most of the time. Occassionally I would like to be able to use it in a slightly larger group of maybe 6 or 7 at most. Again this wont be that often but it would be nice to be able to do. - Ive actually never used a vaporizer before but for me already I feel like using a whip would be so much better for me than a bag. A bag would only be used in groups I may have forgotten something and if so Ill add it in later Here are my current thoughts on the three vapes please feel free to add your own comments or correct me as my knowledge comes from reading other threads on here and FC. Da Buddha - Very robust. I absolutely love the simplicity. Doesnt seem like it would be a big hassle transporting as it looks like its built well. Not many parts to go wrong. Cant find alot of bad things said about it. Seems like it might be difficult to use in groups? Especially the larger ones. Probably would be awesome to use on my desk in my room. My guess is that it produces the best vapor out of the three but I may be wrong. I would guess it is a better whip vape than the extreme q in whip mode Arizer Solo - Looks quite sturdy. Gets awesome reviews. Very easy to transport and discrete too. I am guessing it is not ideal for group use especially larger groups. Even less so than the da buddha. I am also guessing that the vapor quality from the other 2 will be better? Arizer Extreme q - Doesnt looks too sturdy to me. Lots of parts to break I think and comes across a bit flimsy. I would perhaps be concerned about transporting this one around. I feel like this is a jack of all trades but master of none. It would be great having bags for groups especially for some of my "slow" friends and especially in the larger groups. The dual mode is a big plus but I feel like the da buddha could possibly be better for when Im on my own and perhaps even when im in small groups (therefore most of the time). I am pretty conflicted here but Im edging towards the 2 desktps over the solo even though the solo sounds great. That might be one for the future. Feel free to correct me by the way as I am just going off what Ive read.