Naturally, I ordered the pen with an extra fine nib and it actually writes a finer line than my other Lamy extra fine nib. However, ink flow isn't great but I remember that also being the case at first with my other EF so I'll give it time to smooth out before vetoing it completely! The colour of the barrel is just dreamy - it is a sophisticated, rich purple and the matte texture definitely makes it a more mature alternative to my Lamy Safari in neon coral! It also means that slippage is less likely to occur with prolonged use - ideal for long note-taking sessions!
Overall, I love this year's limited edition just as much as I love my neon coral one from 2014. I don't think this'll be a start of a limited edition Safari collection but I can definitely still see myself investing in more in the future if the right colours were released :)
To read more of my thoughts on the Lamy Safari, please see my original post on the neon coral back in 2014.