My first impression on picking up this pencil when I got it in my January box was that it was cheap feeling plastic. It is very lightweight, which may be a selling point for artists with a more delicate hand, but to me it feels flimsy and I worry it may break. That said, I have a personal preference for more weighty mechanical pencils.
The thick lead itself is lovely. Goes down smooth and dark, doesn't seem prone to breakage, and erases well. The pencil opens with little difficulty to replace lead or check for blockages. It would be 5 stars if not for the case, but all in all, not a bad purchase for the price. It's just an unusual feeling to have such a thick lead in such a light pencil.