Never ever underestimate the power of a good nay a great pen! Before I knew the difference I honestly couldn't care to much for what pen I used as long as it wrote efficiently I couldn't be bothered that was before I fate brought me and the Pentel EnerGel Retractable 0.5. Well let me start off by saying my first impressions were good the pen has some rubber esque substance just were you hold it to increase your grip and make for a more relaxed hand which is great especially when writing those never-ending three hour Business Studies Exams. This pen makes use of gel instead of your more conventional ink which makes writing feel like a privilege more than a chore. I found that I barely had to press down hard on the paper and pen to form my words I merely just had to lazily wave my hand and the pen dutifully obeyed. After using this pen I can't fathom reverting back to a plain old Bic balled pen. My only beef with this pen is that the ink finishes way too quickly and it would be much appreciated if PNA started selling just gel to recharge your pen instead of having to buy a whole new pen. If you want effortless quality writing then please get the Pentel Energel Retractable it's really exceptional.