I bought one of these nearly three years ago, and I've been using the same one
since. (One pencil over THREE YEARS!) Actually, I bought a replacement in Taiwan
two years ago, when I thought I lost my first one. But it turns out I didn't,
and I ended up with two of these magnificent writing utensils. I actually prefer
these over the Pilot Dr. Grip Shaker. Alpha's grip _ shaking feature. Actually,
there's an alpha model that also is a shaker, but JetPens doesn't seem to carry
them yet. I would have bought one, but it seems silly to have so many mechanical
pencils when I already have two of these, among others...
I love the cushy grip. Careful not to squeeze too hard, otherwise the grip WILL
RIP. I can already see mine starting to rip.
Only complaint is that $7.50 is a little bit pricy when they market for about
$4-5 in Taiwan. But I guess it's better than the $9 I paid for my first one at a
Japanese stationery store in LA.