The Platinum Preppy M was one of the first fountain pens I owned. It wrote very well for such an inexpensive pen. Even much later into the fountain pen hobby, I still enjoy using it. I recently got the F nib and surprisingly it writes more like a Western F, not the Japanese F I was expecting. Nevertheless, they are still consistent writers and there is a fun range of colors for the F nib version. Haven't tried eyedropping these pens yet, but it is definitely an option for those that are interested in that.