I have been using the same PaperMate pens since 2011. The quality of the pens have decreased so much that I can only use 1/4 of the pen ink and before the ink starts fading and gets lighter and lighter even thought the pen is half full. I've got so attached with the colour of the ink that I dont like to use any other pens. Although the quality is bad, I still but it to use the little time that the ink lasts. However, I believe that the company should compensate for this and also increase the quality of the pens.