It was around 8 - 10yrs ago I guess. As I told you, I wasn't much comfortable writing with it either.
Yes, Interstingly I know a person who is an ardent fan of the 147! He never changes the refills, he changes the pen itself ! Of course he owns a Ferrari & Bentley apart from a great collection of Mont Blancs.I think the ballpen variant is for that amount. I myself picked up a LeGrand Traveller 147 in Abu Dhabi. Now I'm regretting not buying a 149 instead. :/