This is a fantastic value. I have the Rotring 600, and I actually prefer the
500. It is lighter, yes, but I find the plastic barrel more comfortable in the
hand. This is a solid pencil and I highly recommend it.
I purchased this notebook to serve as my main notebook for work. It is very
professional looking and I really like the layout of the pages. The paper is
excellent (I disagree with the comments made in previous reviews). I have tried
various writing instruments (ballpoint, mechanical pencil, gel ink and fountain
pen) and have had no problems. It is very nice paper to write on. For me, the
size is perfect. It reminds me of the Mead Cambridge notebook but with much
better paper. I will be purchasing this one again.