I love pie! But for a long time, I avoided pie because of how tricky pastry was to make and how crappy store bought pie was. Have you ever read the ingredient list? Can you pronounce half of that stuff?
I like a mix of half butter/half lard for my pastry – nice and golden, with a little bit of crispiness! As for filling – is there a wrong filling? I mean, I love the olde tyme-y raisin and sour cream! But fruit filling is good. Friendship pie is awesome (that is where everyone brings some fruit and you mix it all together and then you get Blueberry-Rhubarb-Strawberry-Peach-Apple-Plum-More Rhubarb-Raspberry Pie)
May all your pie dreams come true!