I have been successfully using a Bear Motion stylus ( the type without the solid rubber tip) until just recently, while using the Moleskine Journal app for note taking. Once a month I use my iPad to take notes during a safety meeting for my company. The stylus has the latest mesh covering the rubber tip and and it worked very well up until now. During this months meeting, a couple of days ago, I tried to use the stylus and it did not work well at all. I was at a loss of what to do so I simply turned the stylus around and used the ball point pen that is a part of it on a piece of paper. I have scratched my head about that situation until today when I realized that I had put a screen protector on my iPad for the first time ever - a couple of weeks ago. Has anyone had experience with a screen protectors lessening the abilities of a styleus's function?