I'm a noob to this forum and I'm not very skilled in navigating a forum. I do have a question about fountain pen kits and findings. I have looked at a number of providers for kits and so far have seen that a lot of the findings are plated which is not a surprise. What I'm not sure of is the quality of the plating for the findings. Is there a "better" plated finding out there or are they all the same? I'm guessing the kits are all basically the same, a brass tube that gets glued into the blank and then turned and finished. I feel that the quality of the findings and the quality of the nib will make you or break you.