Left overwriter here. I generally avoid EF and F nibs and that's been working pretty well for me. I do enjoy springy gold nibs when I practice underwriting, but for everyday use such as taking notes at school I'm more careful with particularly soft nibs. Personally, there is no point for me to even have a gold nib if it isn't springy, but there are plenty of stiff gold nibs around. Most notably so: the parker duofold. It was literally made to be quite stiff so it could write through two layers of paper. I, for one, am not too fond of parker pens though.
A soft gold nib is fine to use as long as it's at least an M nib or broader.