The Pilot P-500 is a pen I just cannot get into. I remember when they first came out years ago that I didn't really care for them, but several readers have mentioned that it is one of their favorites, so I bought a fresh batch at Staples recently to try out again. Unfortunately, the end result was the same.
The overall writing experience with the P-500 seems a little bit off to me. The thing I dislike the most about this pen is the inconsistency of the line. It just doesn't give off that sharp look that I like, especially for a needle point pen. In retrospect, looking at the written review it is not really noticeable, but the feel and feedback when writing are different in a way that is hard to quantify. And honestly, the pen is just ugly. Consider me not a fan of the design.
For a company that makes the best liquid ink needle point pen on the market in the Pilot Precise V5, I expect a little more from its gel pen counterpart. Hopefully the readers who like this pen will tell me what I am missing.
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