For literally 50 years I carried and used an old Cross ball point pen as my writing tool. It worked well, and had sentimental attachment since my dad gave it to me when I enlisted in the army. He told me to write home every week and I did, no matter what corner of the world I found myself in. But...age and the revenges of time has gifted me with some arthritis issues in my hands, and the skinny smooth body of the Cross is now a castle to use. I've been using much to my surprise, a Pilot G-2 that chance put in my way when I had to sign some papers. I love the smooth, almost fountain pen feel of the thing as I write. Not to mention the vivid lines of blue are easier on the old eyes to read and keep track of. Anyone else a fan of the Pilot G-2??? I've been using the 07, but lately picked up a 10, and its a very vivid flowing line of ink on the paper. Makes signing a check almost fun.