Gus Mueller is effusive in his praise of the Pencil. From a piece titled "The Hype is Real":
And then this week I got the Apple Pencil (which is Apple speak for a stylus) and an iPad Pro. This new tablet from Apple has the hardware support needed to make a useful stylus. Hardware support that has been missing for five long, very long, agonizing years.
And It's God Damn Amazing.
It feels absolutely right. Super low latency, palm rejection, and … it just works.
Is it the same as drawing in my sketchbook? No. Of course not. I'm rubbing a plastic tip across a glass screen.
It's still God Damn Amazing though.