I believe that I know why so many people like the idea of smoking shisha pipes. When you smoke a shisha pipe you inhale and exhale something very aromatic, something that is enjoyable to smell and to breath.
My grandfather used to smoke his pipe for many years. I still remember him sitting in his rocking chair with the pipe. I am not sure if he has ever tried shisha tobacco, but if he was alive today, I would probably recommend it to him without any hesitation. I do not exactly remember what type of tobacco he used to smoke as I never really asked him about any of this.