Well, it's been one week, and I thought I would post an update
I liked the pen when it first arrived, but I like it even more now. It has grown on me as I have used it. There really is no describing the feel of the ebonite in your hand if you have not experienced it before--like trying to describe a certain color to someone who is blind, I suppose.
In my OP I commented that it felt a little too short for relaxed writing for me. I've spent the week analyzing how I hold pens and comparing it to my other pens, and I decided that it's not really too short; I just prefer a fatter pen.
Now about the nib performance. It flows well, but it's still a little toothy for me. That's just a matter of preference, however. I took the pen with me to my locall B&M store when I was buying some ink. I've been there enough that we were talking about pens in general, so I pulled out the LE and showed it to the manager (I think.) At first he just took it politely, but after he held it in his hand I could see his expression turned into real interest:
"This is a nice pen
," said he.
old is it? It looks like an older classic."
"Edison Pen Company...I've never heard of it, but this is really nice."
He asked what kind of nibs Brian uses and so forth, and I gave him permission to unscrew the cap and write with it.
"This is a steel fine? This is really smooth!"
He wanted to have a look at the inner threads and the converter, but I had it filled as an eyedropper.
So, the verdict: if you are an Edison Pen enthusiast, you are not alone, and you are not biased. I would definitely make the same purchase again.