Originally Posted by nerdykarim
Thread has already entered the snark zone, but I like the Parker Jotter ballpoint. It's inexpensive and I think the blue or burgundy resin + steel cap looks great.
I love these things. I have a couple right now, steel, light olive, and navy. Great option for a professional looking pen that will last and won't break the bank. I have nicer pens, I have prettier pens, but use those the most.
As for cross, theirs seem to break on me (okay, I've had two, so small sample). The twisting mechanism siezes up, I twist a little too hard, and buh bye. They have a warranty, but it's $10 and not really worth the effort.