Hi-Tec-C pens are a solid pen. Really, there are a lot of crappy pens out there, and if you write a lot, you need to get yourself a good one; a lot of people go for the Hi-Tec-C. The cheap plastic housing though probably doesn’t look so hot at an important business meeting. But that’s where cw&t and Kickstarter come in. Pen Type-A is a new replacement for outer shell, made from stainless steel and with a ruler to boot. The project has long since hit funding too, so expect to see them on sale soon. And you can still back them, if you want to get involved yourself.