A big plus one for this comment from CNJ:
"I'm not sure anyone has mentioned this yet, but you should at least consider purchasing the pen from either nibs.com or Richardspens.com. Both sites are run by "nibmeisters," who will make 100% sure that the pen writes smoothly before sending it out to you."
Not only will you get a pen that is certian to write perfectly, tuned to your specifications, you will also get a live person on the phone to talk you through the process if needed. Going this route adds a premium to the price but it relieves you of that nagging qiuestion "Is this how it is supposed to work?" if something does not seem as you had anticipated.
One way to take the sting out of the cost at least a little bit is to look at the pre-owned Pelikans at Nibs.com:
I am relatively new to FP's myself (a couple years and about 75 pens new) and have had excellent experiences with both of these vendors. I see a couple M800's and a nice understated black M600 which migh add to that flair when you go to make those nice signatures, plus with many of these you get your nib of choice. Oh yes, get your table napkin out when you open this site or you'll be salivating all over your keyboard.
Can't wait to hear your first impressions when you put your new pen to paper. l