I had a number of samples sent from both PensXpress and other sites. My office took a vote and this pen was at the top of everyone's list. The weight of the pen is substantial so it doesn't feel cheap but also isn't too heavy, and the design is very clean and sophisticated. I'm really happy with the cheery sky shade of blue this comes in as well since most are a dark or royal blue. The pen also writes very smoothly, which is important. Overall we're really happy with this pen.