I think people were looking for that strong vanilla flavor that's why the reviews were so negative. All I can say is that I'm a fan just for the tobacco flavor. Just a very very very subtle hint of vanilla.
i remember this stuff from a while back. When i had it i enjoyed it alot and couldn't understand why the reviews on it were so negative. For me i got about 60 percent vanilla and 40 percent tobacco tone. Either way this stuff is very enjoyable in my opinion. Good review man!