These pencils are awesome! They're very comfortable to hold, won't tear up a case (no metal grip), and clutch the lead tightly. I've ordered a few of these at this point, they've all come with the proper lead. The marked ones (with the hardness grade on the end) are actually a little hard to find, the "H" variants even more so. I like these pencils so much, I wanted a set, and now I have a 4H, 2H, 2B, 4B and 6B with an HB on the way.
I love Faber-castell's lead, always high quality, their pencils are no exception. I also love using these thicker leads, you can let them be a sharp or as dull as you want, for as long as you want. Look into the lead sharpeners, way smaller and less mess than a traditional pencil sharpener.
There are cheaper options out there that would fill this same purpose, from good brands. I just like the look and feel of these ones. They also arrived a whole week or so ahead of schedule!