Well, I don't have any...
Well, I don't have any more expensive, "nicer" fountain pens to compare this to,
but I think it's wonderful. The single black cartridge provided lasts for a
while, while the converter holds about half as much (I think). It's wonderfully
smooth-writing with an excellent line width that also means it works reasonably
well on lower-quality paper. It's a comfortable weight both posted and unposted,
and the section is functional if not incredibly comfortable. Aesthetically, the
taupe color is attractive and doesn't contrast too heavily with the black of the
section, and the lizard-patterned band is attractive and tasteful. The nib isn't
fancy, but it has an interesting little pattern on it. The presentation box is
also pretty classy. I also have a gold one, and the ink in it leaks onto my
fingers, but I don't have that problem with this one. All in all, it's an
excellent pen well worth its price (and perhaps more).
tl;dr - Writes well, looks good, price is fantastic. Woot.