The Pilot G-2 has always been my favorite economy pen. As I frequently misplace mine, I don't have much of an inclination to purchase a $50 writing utensil. However, the G-2 has always held a special place in my heart for its particular quality at such a price. Usually, ballpoint pens come in a so-called "medium" nib size of .7 mm. Sizes traditionally go up to "bold" at 1 mm down to "extra fine" at .5 mm. The extra fine G-2 had always been a staple of my wirithg for two reasons: price and quality. The ink used in the G-2s is wonderful for writing for extended periods of time both quickly and at a more leisuely pace. However, when the "ultra fine" tipped G-2 was release, I knew I had found the perfect pen to use. As I write ini a cramped, nigh-illegible style, stoke thickness is critical in determining whether I read an e, an i, or a u. I heartily recommend this pen toany other person who writes like paper is as expensive as gasoline (and everyone else, too!).