I've been vaping for about 7-8 months now and I can't really remember the last time I smoked a cig but it has been awhile. I have worked my way up from the disposable little ecigs to vape pens, to mods, and now im starting to build my own coils in various drippers and tanks. I still learn something new every day so I consider myself somewhere between intermediate and advanced.
It's kinda funny, I read your post and wondered how long it's been since I have smoked and really enjoyed a real cig so I did a little test.
I've had this near empty pack of full flavor menthol cigs sitting on my desk for a couple months now and pretty much all of them have gone to my neighbor that comes over to sneak a smoke when his gf isnt looking. However, I had three left in the pack and I wanted to see just how far i've come so I lit one up!
At first, I was almost "afraid" to inhale so I kinda puffed on it and hmmm. nothing special or romantic about it. Then I finally took a nice big draw and inhaled it..... nastiest thing I have tasted in a long time!
I usually use juices with a bit of menthol added and after vaping like that for months, the full flavored menthol cig tasted like it had zero menthol in it. That and the fact that it tasted just plain gross, I had no problem putting that nasty thing out after 3 puffs and barely one inhale lol.
Conclusion? Apparently I have transferred the enjoyment I once had for real cigs, over to my various vapes and juices. This of course is perfectly fine with me, and those remaining two cigs will continue to sit on my desk until my neighbor bums them and then he's out of luck