Again: over 25 years of MB use (note the word “use” not ownership) and I have never dropped one.So if a dozen pens can do something where the MB fails, we're not to call out the MB?
The bigger issue? MB thinks they're FAR more than they are. We're not saying they're bad per se...but they are NOT any better, IMO, than several other top-drawer brands. They're about the only pen maker to push the whole "prestige" or "lifestyle" aspect. They share "Rolex hate" in the sense that they're the layman's answer to "what's a good..." for pens...but IMO Rolex has the technical chops to justify it. In what manner is MB technically better than, say, Pelikan or a higher-end Pilot...generally, those with 10 or 15 size nibs?
If you want something to impress your doctor or lawyer buds...you go MB. If you want a writer? MB is *one* choice, but there are MANY others.
If I was in the habit of dropping them I would use a $1 biro.
So other pens can do what a MB cannot - is it in the job spec? Was it a requirement?
If getting dropped on a concrete floor IS part of the job spec buy one of those military spec metal bodied pens and be done with it.
If its not part of the job spec - buy a MB.