I don't know what some people inspect out of a pen when they use the word "inspire."
For me, I'm inspired when I pick up a pen and every time I think to myself, "This is an awesome pen!", like with my Waterman Carene or my Pelikan M120 or my Sailor King of Pen. I'm inspired, excited to be writing with it. I don't get that feeling with my Lamy, I pick it up and start writing with it and immediately start thinking about the words on paper without distraction. I hope I'm still writing with my Lamy 2000 in 48 years... then I'll be inspired.
BIG EDIT - This just in:
I'm now over 72 hours into owning this Lamy 2000. This pen was writing without skipping a beat, but so does my Pilot Metropolitan. There was something about the nib not sitting right with me... a little drier than I liked, a bit noisier on paper than I knew it could do and more 'feedback' than I desired. I had played around with copper shims in the nib with a little luck getting it slightly more wet, but not really. Earlier today I finally broke out the 12K grit micromesh and got the pen to be a little more smooth and quiet, but not really. This 72 hour old pen was starting to get close to making me yawn.
Then something inside me told me to unscrew the nib. I did it, looked around at the feed (while my barrel was still inked up in my other hand), shrugged my shoulders and began to screw the nib back in place. It didn't seat right at first... I could see that seam line too much and I could wiggle the Macrolon nib end, so I unscrewed and rescrewed and this time the nib went in perfectly.
I started to write... WHOA!!!! UNLEASH THE KRACKEN!!! Out of nowhere my Lamy 2000 began to write like I dreamed it would write when I ordered it. Nice. Juicy. Smooth. Just the slightest hint of feedback. Just the near side of Medium line size. Amazing. Perfect.
I don't know if my Macrolon wiggling unseated something with the feed or nib but BAM this has now become a truly amazing pen in my collection. I am so tickled pink.
If anyone asks me if I would recommend a Lamy 2000 all I can say is "Buy, Buy, BUY!!!"
Edited by Tseg, 22 May 2018 - 01:01.