Just curious about why all the snarky replies? I checked the discussion section to get an idea of what people who may have actually bought and used this pen previously thought of it. Instead of useful information, I found nothing here except comments about how much you all think it looks cheap. That's fine--we all have different ideas about what makes a pen look good, or not. Just because I like its looks doesn't mean that everyone else will, but that info isn't very useful to me since no one here seems to have actually seen, held or used one.
I ended up having to go to pen forums to get an idea of how it works, and lo and behold, everyone who has used the pen loves how it writes and commented, too, about it writing immediately and well even after the pen had been sitting for awhile, unused. One person thought it was a bit spendy at the $200+ price they paid for it, and then adding the cost of shipping on top of that. But at $149 and free shipping here on Massdrop, the price becomes much more reasonable.
Since I actually like some intricate pen designs (I have 2 Yard-O-Led Viceroy Victorians, for example), and I like the geometric, snake scale-like look of this pen, I have ordered one, and because I was able to find comments that were actually useful to me on several forums, I have every expectation that I'll enjoy writing with this pen. I'll let you know about how it looks, feels, and writes once it arrives.