Meh, I decided I should stop making your comic thread an art-help thread for Crystal Hikara. Hope you don't mind me leaving a VM!
Snagging and bleeding issues with the paper? Are you using bleedproof/inking paper? That will help if you do!
Anyways, I do understand your grief with the dip pen. Maybe in your spare time you should practice making lines with the dip pen (Make sure it's of good quailty: i.e. Japanese. I'm not kidding or being biased here!). A combination of microns and traditional dip pens can be used with ease; that way you can speedily ink in fine/uniform lines, but take your time on lines in the foreground that could use variation.