I've been playing with this nib for a couple of days now and I've really started to like it. At first I had difficulty with it because my upstrokes were so thin that they were practically invisible, even though my downstrokes were thick and lovely, but then I changed the ink I was using and voila! Perfection! The nib has really great contrast between thin upstrokes and thick downstrokes, and although I wish it held more ink, admittedly, I am a beginner so I only have maybe 2 other nibs to compare it to. I was disappointed to realize that the nib is so small it doesn't fit my moblique pen, but that is just because of my own inexperience, nothing wrong with the nib - just something to be aware of if you're starting out and don't have a lot of nib holders.