I've tried one of those disposable vape pens with the THC oil in them and they're OK. The high is much more clear-headed, and I'll agree with you, it's fine but not really great or anything. I've only tried a hybrid one though, maybe the other ones they have would be different (I tend to smoke indicas generally). One plus is how convenient they are, it's definitely great if you're out and don't want the smell following you around. Or maybe if you're hanging around people who are fine with weed but get all pissy about the smell. The downside is that they're so easy to hit because there's no set up at all and it doesn't run out after a session like a joint or bowl would, so you can easily end up going at it way more often than you might have otherwise since it doesn't run out like a bowl does. Also that "artificial" flavor you get increases as the pen runs lower on oil, so it only gets worse the more you use.
I have a dry-herb vape which is pretty interesting. You can set the temperature, and there are lots of fun little attachments to fiddle around with. Mine flashes when it heats up, and then it will maintain the temperature for 10 minutes and you can puff as much as you want in that time. The routine of packing the bowl and cleaning the device and all that is similar to using a pipe. but the high is similar to the oil pen. however it doesn't have the "artificial" feeling that oil has so it's vastly superior. However while it is portable, it's not inconspicuous and if you do it in public you would look like a vaping douche. Also it does smell more than the oil, not as much as smoke, but enough to notice.
The problem I have with it though is that I've noticed it hurts my throat a lot. Way more than I was expecting. Maybe I had the temperature too high? Or I didn't pack it tightly enough? Not really sure.
The majority of the time I smoke with a pipe and while it's exactly the kind of high I enjoy, I'm finding that it can get quite ashy so it might be best to find a smoking method less brutal on my lungs. I'm considering getting a water pipe of some sort and using that as my go-to instead of the pipe. The water would filer out all the ash right? Never used one before so I dunno.
Edibles used to be my go-to but I've found that either it's too strong for too long, or I barely feel anything. They were labelled with the amounts and stuff but it's hard to know that what you're consuming is accurate to the label. Hopefully accuracy of labelling is something that they push hard for as Canada sorts out legalizing the sale of edibles. The store got rid of all their edibles stock a while back, but they have tinctures and capsules, I'll probably give those a go sooner or later. Right now I'm definitely in an experimentation mode, trying out different things and seeing what works best for me.