Take this review with a grain salt as I started using fountain pens again barely two month ago. It's also my first pen with a gold nib. I notice the occasional miss on downstrokes. Maybe I'm holding the pen wrong? I wouldn't rule that out. It's only happening on certain types of paper.
I enjoy the heft of it, it's a beauty and not tiring me at all, even when writing posted. Well-balanced. I will get at least one more to test the steel nib.