When I got the Apple Pencil (gen 1), one of the first things I noticed was how much heavier it was than I was expecting. I got used to it though of course and used it everyday. However, I’m now using the second generation Apple Pencil for the first time and it feels so much better in every way. It’s significantly lighter, it’s smaller all around, and the matte finish feels so much nicer to hold and to grip. It sucks the price was increased, but I don’t think this new generation of the pencil has been recognized or praised enough.