TLDR - I didn't like it. I live over an hour from an Apple store, so I don't get there much. But yesterday we were in the neighborhood and I decided to stop in and try one. My current stylus is a N-trig based Surface 4 Pen that I am using on a Vaio Canvas Z. N-trig has its issues, so I was very curious to see how well the Apple Pencil stacked up considering how highly everyone has been reviewing it. I also have a Wacom Intuos tablet that I use with my desktop. My impression.... meh. It was waaaay heavier than I thought it would be. I am used to using charcoal or graphite pencils or the Wacom and the Surface 4 stylus which are balanced differently or something. Maybe its the extra length, I don't know. I did not like the extra weight. I felt like it would cause me fatigue during long drawing sessions. Maybe folks who regularly use heavier pens find it fine. I also didn't like the texture. It was pretty slippery. Surface pens and wacom pens have a rougher finish on the metal/plastic so they are a bit easier to grip. And the surface pen has a nice flat side for your finger to rest on like a graphite pencil. I used it in Adobe Sketch which was installed on the iPad. Noticed lag and a pretty heavy pen smoothing algorithm going on, at least in that app. Also noticed it didn't always register pick ups when drawing fast parallel lines causing tails on the end. No luck trying Procreate on an Apple store iPad, unfortunately - its probably way better. Palm rejection seemed to work well (although in the long run it would be hard to beat the hardware-based palm rejection my Vaio has) But overall the weight and the feel of the pencil itself are a bit of a deal killer for me. Just wanted to throw out a contrary view for those still on the fence about the pencil. I was actually very surprised about my reaction to it. I was very excited and thought I was going to be tempted to buy an iPad Pro, or at least get one if they ever include support on the next gen Airs. Ah well. Just goes to show everyone is different. No perfect stylus for me yet. Saves me some $$ at least.