Update: Weller solved the problems I describe in this article with a new design of the retainer. This new retainer solves all the problems described in this article. The new retainer looks very different and uses a spring to pull the tip to the heating element.
A little bit more than a half year ago I bough a Weller WT solder station. This solder station has a very smart design and there are many features I like.
The solder pencil is very small, but has exactly the right weight and grip to solder for a long time without fatigue.
The cable between the station and the pencil is very flexible, soft and never gets tangled magically.
The tip heats up to working temperature in seconds.
After a programmed time, the station goes into power saving mode and automatically wakes up as soon you touch the solder pencil again.
It has a large nice display, just showing the info you actually like to know.
Even digital, temperature can be quickly and precisely changed.
The solder pencil is very modular, you can actually have multiple heat elements with different tips and change them in the middle of the work.
The tips are small and relatively cheap, but from a high quality.
The stand is heavy and does not slide away. You can switch between brass wool and a sponge if you like.