Originally Posted by jay-w
The thing with fountain pens is you have to be conscious of not only your pen and nib but also the ink and paper you use and combinations thereof.
It is only in our time that we have the luxury to choose from multiple types of papers and inks.
In the days when FPs were used daily (my childhood for instance) there wasn't a lot to explore. Writing in multiple notebooks daily meant that I just bought a reasonably good notebook, average by any standards today.
About nib and inks, well, they generally used to smoothen out after a few weeks of writing.
Now that we have so many inks and papers we don't have enough users. What an irony.