Thought I should formally join and introduce myself, having loitered and picked the bones clean on many an occasion - from your expert knowledge I have managed to restore the ubiquitous Teal '51, replace an errant J bar on a Stephens, and come to the realisation that God wrote the Book of Life using a Doric!
In truth, I love old (sorry, vintage) fountain pens! I can remember being given one as a child (an old Stephens) and covering myself in ink ... there must be a fetish somewhere that covers this! Anyway, I have fallen in and out of love with FPs since that time. I blame in part, of course, my go to dealers for rekindling the need (shame on you!), and seem to have accumulated quite few. I doubt there are any that would interest such an illustrious group, and I wish my excitement hadn't got the better of me on many of an occasion - that don't sound right. Of my faves are a new found love of Conway Stewart 58s - Please, Barry, no more! - and Parkers; work-a-day, 40s/50s Duofolds; nothing fancy, nothing glam, but simply do what they say on the tin!
Fantasy pens? I think there are only a couple for me: Doric's, of course - boxed set, obviously ... CS No 58 / 33 Tigers Eye, boxed; and an engine turned / lattice Waterman's (I think) that looked just beautiful but was out of my league!
Sorry to have gone on, and don't get me started on ink ....