I've tried these a couple of times at a shop and commented they feel like writing with cheap screwdrivers. But when I saw the price here at Amazon and the free shipping, I said what the hay and bought one.
I was immediately pleased. It writes very smoothly, is a nice manly size, the grip feels great, it all feels sturdy, and it writes like buttah. One exception -- it is more angle-sensitive than my other pens. Often when I am sitting and reading I take notes. Leg is up, I am slouched, and angles are like a deadbeat carpenter's walls. Too often in these positions this pen skips where my others don't. I own some 20 pens and 20 inks.
It is an exceptional writer on a flat surface. The F is somewhat broader than I expected, and there is no converter with it. Hello eBay. One feature I look forward to is its variety of nibs -- purchase necessary. Many use these for calligraphy. While it is smooth, its line variation is not sensational. It is a steel-nibbed daily writing workhorse. The plastic body feels indestructible and the nib looks rock solid. German made in the truest sense.
You really cannot fail with this pen, but be sure of your ink supply. Staples doesn't carry Lamy. I buy from Stylo.ca.