I am still mad at the Pilot Dr. Grip Full Black for not actually being full black (I blame the chrome clip for my poor photo quality). But my second go-round with this pen has me really enjoying it. The black ballpoint refill writes very cleanly, and there wasn't any messiness to speak of.
The only real issue is how much lint collected on the grip in its months of inactivity. I took the photo early in the process to capture that, but I cleaned it up immediately afterwards and prior to writing with it. This is a pen worth a second look.