LAMY 2000 is a very nice fountain pen. Have had mine in the polycarbonate body style for quite a few years now. Use my fountain pens every day at my night-shift job. Otherwise, yeah; not worth the trouble. Thankfully modern-day fountain pens almost never leak.I tried fountain pens for awhile but even aside from my bad hand writing Ive not found them to be convenient. Turned out I just dont use these pens enough to keep them from drying out. Also the risk of ruing my shirts with ink stains. Ive had vintage Montblancs & a few Lamys. Still own a stainless Lamy 2000 in board. Ive switched to roller balls since. Or a typewriter.
When I was in school we were still taught (more like forced) to write script with a fountain pen. Anything that wasn't written in script with ink wasn't even graded. So I guess I dont quite have the romantic feelings towards these pens that others (especially in the US) seem to have. Later on I used a typewriter for school work whenever I could. A Olympia report deluxe from 74. Still works.
We had one miserable excuse for an English teacher in High School who thought he was clever and knew everything. The fact that he was an older teacher with two adult sons made it even worse. Definitely not the type of miserable excuse for a human-being who should have reproduced. The type of individual who got into teaching ONLY for the job security. One day we had a transfer student. Only knew Russian, didn't speak a word of English. Looking back, it was ridiculous he was tossed into a public high school that taught French and Spanish. And, one where all the students only spoke English or Spanish. Student still used an old-fashioned fountain pen. Miserable excuse for a teacher called him out mercilessly in front of the class for not using a ball-point pen.
Felt sorry for him. But later on, turned out the student was a low-life who almost got expelled for stabbing me in the hand with a dart. Well, guess who the only other student in the entire school was who spoke Russian, sat next to him, and was helping him with translating. All the teachers had to move our seats far apart. He ended up flunking out. Yeah, there were some bright students and teachers at Flushing High School in the 1990s. Not too many during that era as I recall.