Hello all,just got back from this funky cigar shop in the hinterlands of central Texas,good humidor, and very personable and colorful proprietor, anyway as he is giving me the guided tour of his selection and I am telling him of my relative newness to the world of good cigars he pulls out this step stool and reaches up on this shelf about 10 feet off the ground and pulls down this box of ISOM Monte Christos #2's; 2 left in the box; now this is my 1st experience with ISOM's so I am intrigued,...I ask how much, knowing that if it is not obscene in my judgement I am going to buy at least 1 of them, he says twenty bucks, now I am so green I dont know if I was being taken or not, but I figure what the hell! I am smoking it as I am relating this and I can tell you I am not in cigar nirvana, it was a pretty good smoke, I say was because it just went out after sitting in the ashtray for about a minute and a half, and would not relight with about 3 inches left.I am a bit disappointed. I know I cant discount a brand based on one cigar but honestly I have in my short experience smoked any number of superior cigars for not near about the bucks. I know the questions in the back of you experienced apes minds,...was the cigar counterfeit, was the humidor poorly maintained, was the newbie being taken for a ride, etc. Fairly comfortable in answering no to all of the above. Anyway my education continues. Been fun. Updates forthcoming. FrankB Almost forgot the initial reason for this post; did I pay too much for this cigar?