Re: Let's see who gets this title...
Starbuzz lost out in my book due to price and the pickiness of the shisha in relation to heat. For something so pricey, I expect better. Layalinia lost due to the "over-sweetiness" of many of their flavors. Not saying either are bad brand, just not my top pick.
I voted Al Fakher, followed very closely by AW and Lay (IMO) - the range of flavors, good cut, decent price and quailty smoke. I've only had 1 AF flavor fail (Cappicino).