you are right. The extra three bowls are spares (traditionally would be packed with Zaghloul which is very dry). This hookah is indeed flamboyant and is surely not for everyone. Most people who would buy this hookah would use it occasionally or as a decorative piece. It is however very functional and isn't really top heavy. It is certainly not a hookah for daily use. It just depends what you are looking for. There's something out there for everyone. If flamboyant is your style then this is a hookah for you.
Hmm... Maybe we should have Andy the Packman do a review on it
! What do you guys think?