I'm not sure why it always seems so hard to find good ones.
I use pencils for a lot of things. I write with them, naturally. I also draw with them.
This, of course, leads to the need for pencil sharpeners. The one I got specifically for my laundry bag gives me a decent amount of lead to work with but not the greatest point ever.
The ones at my folks' place seem to be exactly the opposite: good points, but not much lead. One of them's even an X-acto brand sharpener.
Not bad things, mind you, especially since my parents are good enough to let me use their stuff when I need to. This is just a quick observation I'm making. That's all.