Hi penpower, Yes the 'Vector' is a popular enough pen, it's on sale in the Stationer's everywhere I go.
It's a modern looking design, which some like, and it could be said to be a school or student pen.
The main complaints are, it too light, it's too short with no cap fitted, & the sharp edge of the barrel is just where your finger needs to be, and the nib can be good, sometimes not so good.
I own three, and my '92 version writes so smoothly, is a 'wide-ish' medium nib. I have never seen a fine nib for sale, but I don't shop on the 'net, so I can't complain too much.
With the cap posted, I find it not too bad, but that really depends on the writers hand, as the posted cap on any pen does change the weight distribution, sometimes greatly. (e.g. Parker Urban.)
From my experience day to day, I notice I write with a narrow upright style using a ballpoint, but a very different style with fountain pen.
If you follow what Parker make, note that the current range has the 'I.M.' and the 'Urban', (and 'Jotter'), which all use the same nib as in the 'Vector', so it's possible they have improved the quality to the extent that it is considered good enough for the higher quality ranges.
You may know of the 'Frontier' range by Parker, where the fountain pen has been discontinued, which many
see as a surprising decision, as for only a few pounds more, it was/is a very much better design.
Plenty available on the'net though, currently.
But for the money, say £8, for what can be a reliable pen, 'Vector' is probably worth it.
Edited by Mike 59, 20 March 2012 - 11:00.