All the time i have took writing with regular pencils I have never realized what I was missing out on. It was only until i got a Mega Lead Paper Mate pencil that I realized how uncomfortable my hand actually was using those HB pencils. Paper Mate truly saved me a lot of time sharpening pencils and saved me from a lot of hand discomfort. The most amazing feature of this Paper Mate Mage Lead Mechanical Pencil is that it can either take 0.5mm or 0.7mm sized leads and can hold up to 20 leads at once. This makes it ten times more reliable then the ordinairy mechanical pencils that can hold up to 2 leads and then when you try to get the third one in, it snaps. The design of this pencil is great for any profession and would look good on anyones desk. When I first used my Mega Lead pencil i was certainly amazed at how smooth it wrote and how easy it was to keep the right amount of lead out at once. It lets the lead out so smoothly its simple to get the perfect desired length. Strangly enough the first week I had this "Mechanical Miracle", I recieved so many comments on it, saying 'Wow, Now thats a nice pencil' or 'Where can i get one?'. This Pencil is truly great to own and is by far one of the best on the markets i would recommend it to everyone for its great smoothness, comfort, capacity and sharp design.