I've only been into cc's for about 2 years. I think that the biggest challenge is all of the hype around certain brands. I personally have learned to try different smokes and not to take the word of the masses. I leaned that lesson from nc's really and it carried over. You have to try things to ensure that you enjoy them, not just because of a popular brand.
That my input, I hope it helps someone a little.
Also, take your time, this cigar thing is a marathon. Be patient and you'll be rewarded. That's my input on my challenges.
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