I will not be as harsh as MeanEYE in my characterization. I did not say that I do not enjoy them. Clearly, I do, since I own several and am debating whether to order one or two drops. As to the paper being toothy, that's my opinion, and I didn't mention it in a bad way. I enjoy a paper that grips the nib in a certain way. Clearly I don't experience that with other papers, e.g., Rhodia or Clairefontaine, which, as you so correctly noted, are a bit slick to the touch, and that is what I meant when I described this paper as "toothy," so perhaps we mean the same thing. As to how many pens I own, that's really my business. If I run a close second to Stephen Brown, well, perhaps I enjoy the acquisition of fountain pens, and especially, writing with them. How many pens does anyone need? I could deliver my basic fountain pen lecture, but this isn't the place for it. Oh, and BTW, last week I added a Streseman M800 and a Cult Pens Mini. Be still, my heart! As for requiring the services of a nibmeister, well, I do employ the services of more than one, Masuyama among them. My nibs are in fine shape, thank you for your concern.
SmithRay: As to where the paper is made, I can't say. As noted, it's made from sugar cane to their proprietary formula, and so it feels a bit different than conventional papers, and that may be why I like it so much. The company is located in North Carolina, so you might phone and ask. They're quite friendly and are more than willing to discuss their products and services with you.