Got mine today as well.
It's nice. Quite frankly, I don't believe it's $300 nice, but's that's my personal and subjective opinion. I'm not unhappy with it, but if I handled it in a shop first, without knowing the price, and was then told it was MSRP $500, but I could have it for $300, I would have politely declined.
I'm sure Spyderco priced it exactly where they needed to, and I appreciate that. However, I feel like there are other knives I'd ultimately rather have for the same and in some cases, less money. We all (well, we mere mortals on budgets anyway...) need to make these kinds of decisions for ourselves.
Love the stonewashed Ti. Really a great finish. Also love the crowned blade spine and thumb ramp jimping (I guess that's what it's called?). Back spacer is really nice, but a brighter color would have made it pop a little better like the Techno. The blade really is a thing of beauty. Great shape and really nice flat grind. Finish is excellent. Not scary sharp out of the box, but reasonably sharp. Worth noting is that for all the corners and angles on the handle, there's not a pointy corner or uncomfortable edge anywhere. That's a great detail you're not gonna notice until you handle it.
As suspected, the action on mine is no better or worse then any non-pivot bushing Spyderco. That is to say, perfectly decent and more or less smooth with a little bit of drag first bit of sweep off the detent. But not Manix 2 or Para 2 smooth. It should improve and smooth out over time. There's not much feel from the detent when closing; it won't pull the blade back in that last little bit, and when you close it, it's just kind of an unremarkable thud onto the stop pin.
Lock up is about 70% of the lock bar thickness out of the box. Not a big deal, the ramp is done right and it's gonna be a long time before it moves much further than that. There is a bit of lock stick upon release, but again, use and time usually smooths that right out. Otherwise, it locks up stout. No wiggle or play anywhere.
I agree with Roger's comment; the wire clip's placement over the lock bar cut-out does make for a snag point when drawing from the pocket. Seems like a bit of an oversight, but the clip has enough give so that you can twist the handle just a touch and get it to clear the snag.
As I sit here and inspect/play with it...maybe, just maybe this thing is going to grow on me. Hrrrm.
Would I recommend? Yes. It's well made, as predicted. However, $300 opens up a lot more options these days than it used to. Is it a "Sebenza killer"? No. But that notion was spawned by us out in forum land, not by Spyderco.