The newly added kits I see in the catalogs sent to me see to be gaudier and gaudier. I know that, like anything else, taste is subjective. For the life of me, I can’t understand why these companies don’t strive for more classic designs and better quality instead of l promoting hideous pen kits. They should also be working towards better finishes. It’s getting harder to find rhodium which holds up great. Still, prices keep going up on mediocre kits. What’s your opinion ?