This weekend I got brave and posted one of the Hermes 3000s on Craigslist: the really beat-up one I used for most of NaNoWriMo. I almost took it down immediately, because while I had it out to take photos, I used it for a bit, and I have to say, from an ergonomics and touch standpoint, for me, the Hermes models are tops. They're intuitive, they feel nice, and the rounded models are particularly attractive. Granted, the reason I'm selling them is partly so I'll have an excuse (and some fundage) for a Pica 3000, but that's in the future, not the here and now!
Today I got my first bite -- someone who says they want to do more writing, have never used a typewriter, but think they might find it inspirational. A part of me wants to go all typewriter fangirl on them and gush about how they're the *perfect* rough draft tool, and they sound so *cool* and they smell nice; and ramble about ink and paper and websites with more info and...and.... And maybe give one away if I can't convince them without their trying one free.
And another part of me wants to hug the beat up little thing and say, "Mine! Go 'way!"
I'm not sure which mode really shows the most maturity.