Well, the first Solo I bought from the estate of a friend, after getting a heads up that there was a tent set up at something I was at. I had to go home and do research because I didn't know enough about the brand to know even which converter to get for it. There were some other things I was also interested in, but before I got back up to the event on Sunday, someone had come along and bought the remaining contents of the tent entirely. But the people running the sale had put the pen aside for me. The second one I got a couple of years ago at the Ohio Pen Show, from a vendor in the hallway who had a bunch of other colors. When I went back on Sunday morning, only the blue one with the B nib was left, but it had a converter already in the pen. I liked the first one, and it was just a matter of trying to figure out what color to get for the second one (and then the decision got made for me... ).
Oh, forgot I also have a Cross Verve (which, IIRC, also has a B nib). I picked it up for a buck at a local thrift shop which specializes in arts and crafts stuff, on my way to a pen club meeting, where someone gave me a converter for it (the Verve takes the screw-in style converters).
I keep thinking that I should pull out the Verve and make another stab at trying to use it, but that two piece nib is just weird and I got ink all over my fingers the first time I used it. I'd have to see if I could hold it high enough on the hood for that not to happen and still have the pen be easy to handle when writing.
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth
"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."