My hand is acting up, so I'm not sure how good of a day this was to practice. Unfortunately, I couldn't get any of the sketching done that I needed to do today either. ARGH!
The nibs aren't bad, I kind of like them, but the brushes need to go. Anything that requires that much maintenance has no place in my tool box. It's not that they're hard to use. I just don't like worrying about damaging a tool, especially one with such a high price tag. While I keep my tools clean and cared for, I also like to knock them about and beat the crap out of them.
The brushes seem useful for filling in large swatches of ink, but I can do that with a much less expensive variety. Or better yet, a brush pen.
I'll keep practicing, but at the moment I'm sticking with the tech pens for any final work. I know they're Copic proof, they're durable, and to be honest they're cheap to repair. Give me a $2 replacement Multiliner SP nib over a $20 replacement brush any day.
"Life is full of missteps, personally and professionally. The important thing is to recognize it, learn from it and regroup. Then move on."
-- Jackie Knott