I hate stick pens, so I've carried a Parker Jotter ballpoint for the past 40-some-odd years. I have three to pick and choose from - blue, black, and maroon. I have a Jotter Stainless Steel Flighter I keep in the case for my Bible. It's a fine point, so good for notes in my Bible. I have two dozen or so fountain pens, some near 100 years old and still writing. I carried 'em until I got tired of writing on the cheap copy paper they use at work and it looking like I had used a jumbo to Sharpie, the bleed through was so bad. Now my fountain pens are used for rough drafts of my sermons and Bible studies, and only on Rhodia notebooks--very fountain pen friendly. No bleed through or heavy feathering. But of late I have become unhappy with the Parker refills globbing at the ball point. So I come to inquire of my fellow Shave Den denizens. Roller Ball or Gel? I'm leaning toward the Lamy Safari roller ball. I have 6 of the Safari fountain pens and I'm quite happy with the feel in the hand and the smoothness of their nibs. I have a nice Cross gel, my Sunday-go-to-meetin' pen. Nice, but would like to hear your thoughts on roller ball vs gel.