Anyone care to give a quick primer on fountain pen theory? I'm currently in the process of trying out different writing instruments to use as my daily driver at the office. I've never given much thought to my pens, and have simply used the default crappy Uni-Ball disposable rollerball pens that are in my office supply room. I always thought that fountain pens had feathers, needed constant maintenance, were messy, and required an inkwell.
As part of my pen journey, I've been doing online reading on various refillable pens. I have discovered the Jetpens website (good lord, what a selection) and have ordered a number of different gel, ballpoint, and rollerball style pens (the common, popular, and inexpensive refillable type). Looking at that website, I see that there are a billion fountain pens, too. Some of them look really intriguing, and many have an ink cartridge. So call me interested.
I don't hand-write for a living, nor do I maintain a written journal. I just take notes from time to time, edit documents, and doodle. I don't write many letters, and I don't do calligraphy. That said, would you pen experts consider me a viable candidate for a fountain pen? What are the pros and cons relative to, say, the best refillable gel pen? By the way, at this very early stage of my pen trials I consider the Pentel EnerGel Needle Tip (0.5 mm) to be the best. I know, not a large sample size, but this pen is much much better than the standard issue Uni-Ball rollers that I'm used to.
PS - no, I haven't done an extensive forum search for this topic yet. I was hoping to get a quick lesson from a willing and helpful member. Thanks in advance!