I just finished reading this entire thread, and really enjoyed it. I started beekeeping this year, and I bought a Langstroth (8 frame) and a Warre. I bought just one package of bees, and they went into the Langstroth by default (hadn't assembled the Warre yet, because it showed up late). After reading through this thread, I am thinking I might assemble the Warre and put it out this fall or next year, depending on whether I can catch a swarm or have to buy another package. I really like the Langstroth, more than I thought I would, but I also really like the idea of having a hive that can develop on its own, with minimal intervention from me. Kind of like putting out nest boxes for the wild birds.