I bought this pen simply because I thought it looked cool. Yes, that is a sufficient reason. I got the medium nib as a default, even though I am probably more of a fine nib guy. It writes like a dream. Smooth on *all* papers I've tried--much less variable than other pens in my collection. Never a hard start. Even and reliable. Considering getting another one with another nib (maybe an extra-fine, or a stub, or a medium cursive italic...) just because.