Mar 7th 2007 1:55PM I am very sorry but I find the price tag on this pen to be quite disgusting. I dont know who is worse really, the corporate company that designed this pen and put it up for sale in order to bag the almight dollar, or the person that will no doubt ultimately purchase this bauble merely to make a statement that says "I can afford to buy it therefore I do". I've been a pen turner for a little over a year now and I make some gorgeous pens in woods and acrylics though I would never ever even think about putting such perverse price tags on my pieces. You see, my philosophy unlike corporate america, is to offer the best quality product possible at the most reasonable price that I possibly can. Sadly this point gets lost somewhere in the larger companies which is quite a shame. Perhaps this is why the economy is so messed up? Yes I might not get rich, and I might not get to live the jet setter lifestyle, but I know for a fact that I will live a good life and make a decent living doing something that I really enjoy doing. Imagine that? Maybe you should!!