Maybe people have forgotten over time but Wacom deliberately makes their tablets with a rough texture that has been getting increasingly more and more severe over the last decade or so to increase wear on both the nib and the surface itself and if you buy a $10 surface protector you will never have to replace the nib again, and, more importantly, your tablet will last for years as opposed to the surface getting scratched to hell after a few months.
Wacom makes good tablets but they’re a shit company as I’ve said many times throughout the 10-odd years I’ve been using their tablets. After putting the protector on over a year ago I have not once needed to replace a nib. And anyone who knows me knows that I use a lot of pressure on the pen.
Get a surface protector. Don’t put fucking pasta in your pen.