Cheap Fountain pens, worth it?
I dislike handwriting in general (I have atrocious handwriting, probably a factor), but I like the feel of gel pens, and wondered if a cheap fountain pen would restore some semblance of respect for the necessary evil of handwriting, even went to look at the FPN site.
My regular handwriting instruments are a .9 mm mechanical pencil and a bic 4 color pen, with occasional use of two highlighters, a fine point marker, and a gel pen. In that order.
Two concerns: 1-I am not motivated to spend lots of money for something I might lose carelessly. 2-I got the impression at FPN that some people there are more concerned with the welfare of their pens than of their white shirts, a feeling I do not share, and I was left with the impression that leaks do happen often enough (as compared to normal pens).
I just wish to learn whether my attitude could change with using something different. Last time I tried, it felt like writing with a nail, so I was not impressed. But I fear getting something cheap will not give me the benefit others here seem to enjoy.