I respect Faber-Castell, and their Grip Plus Ball is still one of my favorite ballpoints, but this is just ridiculous: Their Perfect Pencil rings in at an absurd 260 bones.
Yes, the fluted body is cool and probably feels great in the hand, but does it need to be made from "precious Californian cedar?" And do we scribes and scribblers require an onboard sharpener made from silver, platinum or Sterling silver plating?
Arguably the Perfect's target market may not be the indigent design blogger or industrial designer; it's probably aimed at Wall Street types who can thoughtlessly snap them in half when frustrated by the market.
Oh, almost forgot, the erasers are replaceable. Although if I dropped two and a half bills on a pencil, I'd never erase anything that came out of it.