What hasn't been said about the Lamy 2000?
Designed in 1966 in classic bauhaus design, Lamy created the quintessential hooded fountain pen. Made out of makrolon with a steel section and a wonderful to write with 14k nib, spring-loaded clip, and wonderful feel, it's hard to find a better value for the dollar.
I won't write in excess about this pen as everyone who's ever touched a fountain pen seems to have, but I will say this: this fountain pen is one that every writer should own.
While Lamy's changed the design over the years removing a notch here or there and changing the nib from 18k to 14k, the pen is still a masterpiece. Unfortunately, not everyone has had as good an experience with this pen, some receiving pens with terrible babies bottom, extremely small sweet-spots, or poorly cut nibs. My two examples, though, have been nothing less than wonderful and, for a sub-$150 price, it's easily worth the gamble.