I'm coming from a SP3, and just picked up a Pencil. This may be a bit nitpicky, but... The tip is very loud when writing on the glass. Much louder than the SP3, and I think I would actually be a bit nervous using this in a quiet environment. With the SP3, I took it to libraries, lecture halls, etc, and never had this issue. Also - why is it so slippery to hold? The balance is ok, but I feel like my grip starts slipping. Apparently, I got very accoustomed to having a button by your thumb that you use to erase. Having to stop writing, look for an erase button, click it, erase, then click it again - is a very unnecessary process, especially if you have to erase a lot like I do.. I'm giving the apps the benefit of the doubt that once updated and with more time, they will be amazing. But argh, I'm slightly disappointed.. Build quality wise - absolutely not worth the $100 they're asking. It seems fragile and like you're holding plastic. With the SP3 pen, I had two and tossed one in my bag as a back up. I don't feel like the apple pencil would survive.. I'm also incredibly amazed that there's no area to hold the pencil on the iPad pro itself. Yes, there is a magnet on the iPad (Smart Cover?) , but it's clearly not for the pencil. If you turn the iPad vertical and even lightly move it - it falls off. And when it's resting horizontally on the iPad (why would this be needed?), it sticks out, and is literally physically on top of the iPad. I thought the SP3 magnet was weak (it is), but at least it held the pen, and was on the side of the tablet. While it would fall off too if you weren't careful, at least it was secure enough for me to attach it, turn it around/any way I want, pass it around, etc - that's not happening with the pencil. Instead we get "It won't roll off a table" - who cares? You're going to need a separate case or holder for it anyway, just put it in that, rather than somewhere loose on a table. Am I wrong about any of the above, or are there solutions I'm missing? Edit - Also, is there a screen capture option? With the SP3, I could just double tap (or hold?) the top button, and it would take a screen shot of the screen, and allow you to crop whatever you want. It was very, very handy during some lectures.. Grr, I'm using Notability...if I lift the pencil off the screen and my hand touches the screen, it starts writing. This may be wrong, but I think I remember on the SP3 and OneNote, only the pen would write and grazing it would be picked up as a touch input...which all you had to do was lower the pen, and it (the keyboard) would automatically lower a disappear. That was across the OS. For some reason, I thought for sure apple would have that as well. It's small, but feels like such a step backwards..