Quick Blog update here. About a month ago I was one of the experts consulted in the Wirecutter (thewirecutter.com) article about the best mechanical pencil, which you can read here. I really enjoyed it, even though the top pick from the poll and other experts wasn’t my pick, but I’m just a contrary person sometimes, I guess. Anyway there’s tons of great information on their website and the sites of those they consulted. I’d encourage you to look at it.