Posted 18 April 2015 - 20:43
Since you asked, I will opine. I don't happen to like the 78G. I'm not a Pilot basher, as I have quite a few other Pilot pens, like theVP, the Custom 74 and Custom 823, which I love. The biggest problem I found with the 78G is that the converter nipples on both of mine started leaking. Replacing the converters didn't help. I had to convert to eyedropper. The other problem is that the nibs weren't especially smooth and easily got misaligned. Too much trouble for me.
These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.--Thomas Paine, "The American Crisis", 1776