It drives me crazy when you try to sharpen a pencil and the lead keeps breaking, or you try to erase something but the eraser is worn down so you just end up shredding the paper with the metal end. Even when I have tried using mechanical pencils, it is not uncommon to have the entire piece of lead slide out of the pencil onto your paper.
I'm More of a pen guy. Pencils are like a dot matrix printer and pens are like a laser printer. Pencils are like Robin and pens are like Batman. Pencils are like Jar Jar Binks and Pens are like Qui Gon Jin. They didn't sign the Declaration of Independence with pencils. They used ink and fancy feather pens like real men! You can also disguise spy equipment much easier as a pen than a pencil. I've lost count of how many times using the plastic explosives in my pen have gotten me out of a sticky situation.
I know this might sound kind of corny, but I like the classic medium point 4 color Bic pen, although I hate running out of blue and black ink in them. Why do they even include the lame light green ink? If a pen is inky then I prefer a fine point, but normal ballpoints are best with medium point.
I hate it when you have a pen you like and someone borrows it for just a minute and you never see it again. At an early age, my oldest sister got tired of fellow students always borrowing her pens so she started using a fountain pen. Few people are familiar with or skilled at writing with fountain pens so they stopped borrowing pens from her.
I will admit there is a dark side to pens. Some pens can leak on your clothes if you are not careful. This can be avoided by wearing a pocket protector, but I would rather ruin every shirt I own with leaking ink than ever wear a pocket protector. If you are into pencils I hope I didn't offend you. Leave it to me to be on the edge with my controversial posts.