The day I became a pen and paper person, as in more than just using what ever was around or cheap at the store, was when I picked up a Pilot G2 and a Moleskine.
I used to use the 1mm black ones.
After I bought the first, on a Friday. I went back to the same store the Monday after and bought a handful more.
From that day until I got the Retro 51 I always had two of them in my bag. Much more enjoyable to use than the random stuff I used to use, it lasted longer.
It was great.
I never went that into other gel ink pens. That is something I have had on my list for like forever. And probably will do this year.
There are some other gel ink pens that are supposed to be available all over. But I ended up sticking with this one until I no longer used the stuff available everywhere.
Sometimes I buy one when I see it on the shelf, just because. I recommend it for a what it is. But, if you are reading this you’ll probably be better served with something better.