First off, this is my first post, hello all!
I have found myself in a bit of a dilemma.
I cannot decide whether I want a Lamy 2000, or a Pilot Vanishing Point.
Unfortunately after reading both Awesome Reviews, the pens are too closely matched to make a decision without more influence.
A little background information about me:
I am 23 years old, currently in my third to last semester at college. I have a packed schedule and I use my pens for a lot of note taking. I do a decent amount of doodling and some drawing as well. Primarily they get used for note taking. I have what I consider an okay collection now, especially for getting into fountain pens just over a year ago.
It consists of:
4 Lamy Safaris (Aquamarine, Green Apple, Charcoal, and Red) I have at least one of every Lamy nib from EF to 1.5mm
Lamy Al Star (Coffee Brown)
Lamy Accent (Matte Black & Palladium)
2 1950's Eversharp Symphonys - both with Fine flex nibs (Black and Burgundy)
Kaweco Sport - Fine nib (Burgundy)
TWSBI 540 - Fine Nib
Mont Blanc 149 in what I believe is a Fine nib (inherited)
Mont Blanc Noblesse - Fine nib (inherited)
1980's Sheaffer Targa (inherited)
Parker Sonnet Ciselle - Extra Fine nib (inherited)
Franklin-Christoph Collegia in Dove grey, Medium and Fine nibs (Thanks FPGeeks contest!!!)
A few preppies thrown around that I don't really use
I really like everything I have now, the only thing that makes me lean towards the vanishing point is there there isn't anything like it in my collection.
Here's what I want:
I know I want my new pen to be a fine nib. As far as piston vs. C/C, I am not overly biased towards either. I have no experience with Pilot's lineup, but I am definitely open to try one out. I really love all of my Lamys, especially the fine nibs. The only real question is: Do I get another Lamy that I'm almost positive I'll be happy with, or do I step outside the box and try something new that a large part of the fountain pen community loves?
I would love to hear opinions from everyone, especially those who own both pens, or at least one of them.
Thank you for reading, and thank you for helping out!