Wellllllll! I finally got back into my account and into the forum (nothing nefarious...I moved to a new state and things got lost) and now I just upgraded to 6. The pencil I am finally happy with. And it seems to not irritate the newest incarnations of MacHissy Fits. Matter of fact. Looking really swell. I will be burying myself in this for the next few weeks rediscovering an old friend.