I think it's fortunate. I have stopped buying pens completely, but in general I still get an ink every few months or so. One of my relatives is colour-blind (blue-yellow?) - I've set them up with all black inks, while the other seems to enjoy Lie de The quite a bit, which happens to be a favourite of mine as well. Inks are attractive to me as they have cross-over value to interests outside of fountain pens.