I guess it wasn't fair to do micro tip pen testing on premium, creamy smooth paper like Clairefontaine (Quo Vadis Habana/Rhodia R Pad) or Rhodia (Reverse Book). Obviously any pen is going to write more smoothly on premium than on “regular” paper. And if you’re at work, how many offices have premium paper for taking notes or scribbling on documents? Well, probably none (which in itself is an atrocity).
Just an update on my Pentel Slicci 0.25mm Orange review here. I wanted to point out my dissatisfaction with this micro tip's performance in my Moleskine (big surprise, right?).
I noted that upon "coloring" on the page, the ink started printing through on the other side of the page. I stopped blobbing the ink on before it reached bleed through. I also felt as though the tip would score or tear the paper - it felt so sharp and I could hear it scratching. This would be really annoying in a silent room of a bunch of students writing exams. You'd drive yourself and everyone else insane with the scritchscritchscritch.
Fortunately, the ink didn't feather. And the orange is still pretty, so I still like it on premium paper!