Thanks for the input, and you mention some of the warning signals I have heard before concerning Noodler's ink; stained pens and not good with vintage pens. To be honest, I have so far only one one test tube of Noodler's Apache Sunrise at home. Having going ape on Japanese Inks as well as french, I guess I might pass Noodler's anyway. It becomes a bit expansive here due to imports and not being that common. So, mostly I'm trying to get inspiration but also some feedback IF there is suddenly a good deal on here for some ink samples.
Many like Diamine ink, and I only like the Oxblood for it's color and that it works with my 1.1 Italic Nib for my Lamy Safari. Otherwise, I find the Diamine inks to feel like you are writing on a (google time) slate? Is that the correct word? You know the black or dark green board you had to write on with with chalk crayons with in school? Sorry, not a native speaker and some words are just really off for us. Still - I get that feeling especially on Rhodia paper, but even with Clairfontaine, Leuchturm or even Moleskin - it's like it just adds friction to the pen.
Right now I like the J.Herbin for its hues and easy flow. Sailor Jentle Inks, Pilot and for the lower cost inks I absolutely love the KWZ inks. :)