I ride a 30 year old HD- I expect to work on it from time to time, not every damn time I hop on it, though.I actually find it very interesting given the shaving focus of this board that there seems to be more criticism of the Noodler's pens here than on FPN. By the same token, it probably makes sense. If I understand how you guys shave, it's a lot of hassle I wouldn't want to get into (I'm a full beard type of guy) but it's hassle you have chosen because it gives you pleasure. Some people fix up motorcycles for pleasure or keep bonsai trees. Some people shave the way you guys shave. Still others make a hobby out of collecting inks, fixing up vintage pen finds, or even messing around with low end pens which is what I think very much describe the Noodler's pens but also include things like Wality, Hero, Serwex, Kaigelu, Chelpark, orJinhao.
In the end, people just have different expectations about their hobbies. If you're coming at the Noodler's pen from the perspective of what is common at FPN for a new user: the student who bought a Pilot Varsity and wants something better for next school year, that's not the Noodler's pen. The Noodler's pen is for two demographics, I think:
1) Artists (as seen by the art contest and a lot of relatively unexpected to me Noodler's retailers)
Other people on the whole just aren't going to be as satisfied with these pens. My impression of artists is that they are accustomed to putting work into their tools as a necessary evil of their hobby. Those of us who just love pens are also signed up for that type of thing.