This pen is fantastic. It is glassy smooth and holds enough ink for any writing task short of The Great American Novel (though it would probably serve for The Great American Novelette). There is one thing to be aware of, though.
I got mine with a medium nib,and when I first inked it with Noodler's Heart of Darkness it wrote a size larger; i.e., more like a broad. HoD has never done that to me before, so I got a fine nib and installed it. And it was a truly Western fine this time. Later, when I changed inks, I reinstalled the medium nib and thoroughly flushed the pen. This time the pen wrote more like the medium I thought I was getting the first time. I wanted to do an A/B between the ink in it and Heart of Darkness so I flushed it out again and refilled it with HoD. And got a medium line.
I thought on the matter and came to the conclusion that there was some amount of release agent still present on the feed, and that caused the ink to spread more than it normally would. Flushing the pen washed this out, and after it was gone the pen acted the way it was supposed to. That was my fault, not the pen's, so I am not taking any stars off my rating for that.