As what I might consider a frugal cigar smoker, I often try to find the best value for my money when it comes to buying cigars. Often times I smoke my cigars beyond the band and the remaining nub varies from cigar to cigar.
On occasion I have to give up on a cigar a little sooner than I would like. This sometimes comes from the flavor turning bitter, the stick getting hot, a construction issue, or any other common cigar ailment. From time to time I don’t mind so much when these issues arise late in a cigar. Its as if I feel like I’ve gotten my monies worth and can accept the fact that I can’t smoke another inch before laying it down to rest.
I’d like to know what your thoughts are on the subject. How much of any particular cigar do you smoke before you feel that you have gotten your monies worth? Does this vary depending on price or manufacturer? Are all cigars viewed the same and expected to smoke down to a one inch nub (for example) before you feel alright about giving up on it?