In my opinion, the next type of hookah one should get after owning an Egyptian, is a Mya...(preferably a tall model). I know a lot of people are going to go against this because it seems that in the world of hookah, there is a lot more people looking for the "best bang for the buck" than you would think...however, I can speak from personal experience. My first hookah was a 33 inch hand made Egytian. It was great, reliable, and looked good. I upgraded to a Mya not too long ago. and I'll rate it by what you isted as important criteria.
1) Overall Flavor: AWESOME!
2) temperature/ comfort in mouth: SUPER AWESOME!
3) density/heaviness of smoke: REALLY THICK! PERFECT!
4) after-taste: EXTREMELY SATISFYING!
5) overall sensation: THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE!
lol...Seriously though, after purchasing my Mya, I never looked back...Egyptians are great and all, but IMO they don't compare. If you're wondering, I purchased the Mya in this link http://www.hookah-shisha.com/store/p...idproduct=1103
It literally put my Egyptian into retirement...