LOL I still check in once in a while. I'd recomend going with the 601A. I believe it is. It's a manual pipe that feels good in the hand. Not like a quality crafted wood pipe but inexpensive. And you can use nova's on it.
I'll have to pass on that suggestion of the manual version. I was looking into the 601-C, but since I only drip now it'll probably be too much of a hassle. I've found dripping on autos doesn't work very well for holding a PV horizontally.