Re: Off the beaten path (obscure hookah vendors)
The drawbacks of lassiez-faire is that such a system inevitably transforms into a society run by oligopolies. Along with that comes the destruction of all forms of traditionalism and a downward spiral of living standards as third world squalor is combined with the anesthetics of Howard Stern, the morality of Joseph Francis and the politics of Bush/Clinton/Obama.
As to a rig lasting three years I’d say that is pretty good for a Mya. Still, with so many awesome narghiles coming out of Turkey, Egypt and Syria for 50- 100USD I’d be hard pressed to be tempted to buy a Chinese rig even if I didn’t dislike them on principle. Still, I expect to pass on my narghile collection to my grand-children whom I hope will use them daily.