The only thing bad I can say about the Apple Pencil 2nd Gen. is the flat side where the double tap function is. With how I draw it is constantly rotating between my fingers, and this is annoying clearly because the double tap won't work if you're tapping somewhere other than the intended spot. I've had this with my iPad pro for a while now, and I had a lot of people tell me "drawing with this you will go through nibs constantly, and they are expensive." Well it's been over 6 months and the nib still looks brand new I have a four pack just laying in my desk waiting for the day I feel the need to change it out. Compared to my actual drawing tablet pens this is 10x better than anything aside from a high end Wacom pen. The feel, and way it responds is basically identical to using a regular pencil or ballpoint pen.
I got the pencil Sept 25th and it was fully functional. I had to buy new nibs because there were bits marks with the one that it came with but I didn’t have an issue with it. I was using it and it was great until Nov 11th the nib broke so I replaced it and it stopped writing. The pencil can still connect and the double tap function is operational but it cannot write. Comparing it to a newly brought pencil, the metal piece under the nib is a different metal than what Apple uses. I presume this is a result of it being repaired with 3rd party parts. It’s unfortunate that it’s use didn’t last. I think there’s more longevity in buying it brand new.
Apple products are very reliable. Apple Pencil gen2 are very robust. It works very well on iPad Pro 11”. The pen stores and charges on magnets on the side of the case, but they’re not indestructible. I knocked the pencil off and sat on it (I’m am a large guy), and it cracked by the tip which broke the connection so I had to buy another. This was a used pencil but you wouldn’t know it. It’s like brand new! I’m very happy to get one in such good condition and not having to pay full price.