Definitely a fair read of the thread, and a nice counter argument. I’ll touch on each of your points.
1) Definitely am itching to purchase a new pen. I’ve been whittling down my collection with the goal of acquiring an urushi pen that suits my tastes.
2) I definitely don’t dislike japanese pens, Sailor nibs are my personal be-all end-all. I hate their converters though. The Con-70 however isn’t too bad in my books. It holds as much as some piston fillers (more so captive converter pens), and as I never switch inks, I’m not too worried about deep cleaning it.
3) Now, the metal body is not something I hate. I use Y-studio’s brass architect’s pencil almost daily and love the heft. My gripe with metal fountain pens is their sections. Slippery metal sections with sharp threads are a huge turn-off for me. This pen is not that, though. The urushi renders my qualms with having polished metal at my fingers obselete.
4) I do know what I like, and it’s been cementing over the years. I like japanese nibs (sailor, then pilot, with platinum far off in third place). I like handmade or small production pens. I like black pens with gold or silver furniture. I like urushi, but am not a fan of bold colours or textures. I like a pen that can hold a fair amount of ink, isn’t too light or unwieldy, and is comfortable to use for hours on end.
Now, why don’t I buy more of what I like? Well, I did. I had two Conid AVDA Phis in rotation for about seven months before coming to the realization that I really only needed one. I have a fair number of Sailor nibs I rotate through my remaining AVDA Phi, and that’s enough Conid for what I do. I don’t like Conid’s other models, the Regular’s section doesn’t cut it for me and the Kingsize can’t take number six nibs. I have spoken at length with Conid about having an AVDA Phi Minimalistica made from a different material, and that is not an option; so I have everything I need from Conid.
I feel the Yukari Royale suits my tastes pretty nicely. I will see for certain once it arrives and I can put it to use.
Wow interesting thread. I was going to recommend you NOT to purchase the Yukari Royale. Here's the reason why:
Summary of thread, in my interpretation, goes something like this:
Thread owner basically has a case of pen acquisition syndrome. They are itchy to buy something new. However they know their personal preference is highly specific towards certain pens over others. Seems there is a distinct dislike for Japanese pens. Overly small capacity filling system. Light weight. etc. It's also quite clear based their response to others who have tried to suggest options have been turned down.
Don't know whether you were able to objectively read through the thread to say, hmm, clearly the Yukari is not going to fit me. You are going to hate the CON 70. You are going to hate the cold metal body. You are going to hate the grip.
My question is since you already know what you like, why don't you buy different versions of the same pen?