Calligraphy enthralls me, as do fountain pens, and while I will never make a career with hand lettering, I do enjoy playing with word art and find it an incredibly fun hobby.
Even if you aren't into hand lettering, much can be said for the beauty of handwriting produced by the nib of a fountain pen, and the sophistication a letter written by steel possesses.
There is no need to fear the fountain pen, according to The Fountain Pen Network, fountain pens require less pressure than a ballpoint pen, and while there is still the problem of wet ink, the situation is similar to the problem with gel pens now.
I am intrigued enough to want to begin writing with fountain pens and to incorporate the art of calligraphy into all of my correspondence.
Hmmm..... it is something to consider.