Woo hoo! I just bought a new pencil sharpener and I'm really excited. Whew, I've never said that before but I really am excited. I really wanted the Panasonic kp4A because everyone recommends it but I think it's discontinued. Actually I think it's been discontinued since like 2009 because that was the most recent discussion of pencil sharpeners for colored pencils I could find on the internet. I guess it's not a hot topic of discussion, surprisingly. Or not. Anyway, I found A LOT of reviews on Dick Blick and decided to go with the Bostitch QuietSharp6 Classroom Pencil Sharpener. People love this thing! Like sleep with it on their pillow love. Okay, maybe not but they did give it 4.5 stars and that was good enough for me. I'll let you know if I like it or not. And if you see me in public with pencil shavings squashed on my face, now you'll know why.