Pen companies irritate me. I go through phases where I do a lot of writing in my work, taking courses, or whatever. Every time I find a pen that I love writing with the pen manufacturer stops making it. I really loved using the Uniball Vision Exact. Inexpensive and comfortable. If only I could get my hands on more of these.
I usually have about five to twenty pens on the go as it is a constant struggle to find one I really like. I may use several different pens over the course of a day. Why? Because I can. Also some forms have tiny spaces requiring a fine tip pen to write in. It depends. This is why I buy my own pens.
With all of the writing I do you would think my handwriting would be better. Definitely not. I am missing that particular gene. I have this idea that a decent pen helps. I have this belief that a fine point to a pen helps or forces me to write better. Not an expensive pen, a decent one with a needle point. BIC used to make a cheap needlepoint pen with a foam like grip that I loved. They quit making those as well. I use the Pilot Hi-Tecpoint V5 however those are getting hard to find. I have a Pentel Energel 0.7 Metaltip that I use but have a hard time liking it.
I blame Staples for some of this. They killed the independent stationary stores that I loved to peruse. They replaced good stuff with the Staples brand and restricted the choices. Other places followed suit. We have bigger retailers with less choices.
I got fed up and flipped through the catalogue of our office supplier. I settled on four different pens and ordered two of each. If I find something I really like maybe I will order a crate.