I hate ceramics. IMO, they are just dice chips with pictures printed on them. I don’t like the feel, I don’t like the sound, and I don’t like the pictures. I prefer a more traditional looking and feeling casino chip. I like the look and feel of China clays compared to any ceramic I’ve handled. I bought Paulsons because I could afford them. If I ever do a custom set, it’s gonna be from CPC.Hello PCFers,
I am new to chipping as I stated in other posts. My style of chips is colorful yet serious looking casino chips. Preferably, a conversational piece to any level of poker player. That said, I saw Dios De Los Muertos chips from BRProPoker.com and liked the design and knew my wife and family would love the color and artwork. Since 80% of games would be with family I felt comfortable pursuing. It wasn't casino style, but it was definitely colorful and conversational.
However, the more and more I researched and saw PCF Pr0n I felt for sure I would end up with 2 sets at some point. DDLMs for family play and casino style chips for more serious action.. Possibly a 3rd set for tournament (Now I know how "it" happens, but that's for another post).
So I recently ordered sample DDLMs. Wife loves the design. I was still getting use to the weight and feel. I have been shuffling them all day. My wife started to make fun of me and tell anyone she talked to on the phone that all I did was play with my chips. I had to admit that was pretty funny.
Just as I convinced myself that DDLMs would be my first poker set purchase, my wife said... why do those chips (ceramics) sound different than the others (clay chips) that we played with. I explained in general what ceramics and clay chips were. Then she said "did you order them yet?" And I explained how this was a sample set so you can determine if you like them before you buy 1000 chips. Then she said... "I prefer the other chips, they are more professional looking". These other chips were a set I had for 1 day (another post) that were more of a serious casino style chip.
In my head I am like.. "what?" I was getting this set because I thought she would enjoy them more. And then in my head I was immediately calculating how much I was going to spend on DDLMs (already over my initial budget) and what a 2nd set would have cost me. BAM!... a new budget price point for one good set! LOL.
A pleasant result and another reason to get sample sets first!
Your wife has good taste. You should listen to what she said.