One of my favorite pens
"I was skeptical that the area near the nib is not round. I must hold the pen in a specific way. Reality, I really like it. I am always worried with an EF Nib. I loaded this up with some NOODLER'S LA COULEUR ROYALE and started writing. I was not aware that cleaning the pen might be warranted, but it seems to just work. No problems starting, just pull it and go. The Lamy has a bit more feedback with the nib than my Pilot pens. The Pilot seems to run as though writing on ice (smoooooth), whereas i get a bit of feedback with the Lamy, and I think that I generally write a bit better with the Lamy because of it. At the end of the day, this is simply personal preference. "