For me, all this work to get a pen to write ain't worth it.
I have vintage flex nibs that are great and require nothing of a writer but a light hand. They're certainly not fussy and I've never touched them except for routine flushing.
I also have modern and vintage nails that are bulletproof and will tolerate abuse and heavy hands.
I even have pens that Nathan restored back in the day--they're brilliant.
But the Noodlers pens aren't there yet, for me, at least.
I do agree, however, with the writer above who expects that the Noodlers pens will evolve as Nathan masters the bewildering complexities of mass production.
In the meantime, I'll happily use the Noodlers inks and wait for the prime time versions of the pens.