I have to say, when I saw that some of you were EDCing fountain pens, I thought you were all off your rockers. From what I remembered of the fountain pens that I'd used, they were splotchy and leaky. Ugh. Carry one around? In my pocket? Hell no.
While at the big-box office supply store today, I happened upon a Sheaffer VFM in matte black with a medium nib, for about $15. Okay, so it's not a Kaweco, but it is a lot nicer than the garbage I remember using years ago. It's got a good weight and feel to it, and even as inexpensive as it is, it flows across the paper nicely.
I'm aware that my budget-minded pen will probably not give me the same bliss that a better, more expensive one would. I just didn't wanna blow a mess of cash on my first one. Time will tell how functional it is for me as an EDC pen, and I'm using a pocket protector of sorts just in case.
All that being said, I get it now. You've made a believer out of me.