i love the idea of it, but i'm not sold on the lines (of either version) or the yellow/scale design.
i know it works ergonomically, which is really most important, but let's be honest, we all enjoy a design that has a nice look. even the manix 2, which has a lot going on in the scale design, has more continuity in the lines. i don't know... maybe that's just me.
as far as the scales, i'm not super keen on the yellow. i'd like it better in black for sure. however, i also don't care for the large landing pad for the clip. it's just not very good looking. honestly, it might still bother me even if it were all black. i wish they had chosen a solid circle landing pad in the middle with concentric circles moving outward. this would also be more consistent with their other models. btw, i've always wondered why spyderco says "bi-directional texturing" when it's clearly omni-directional texturing if you look at it.
anyway, i want to love the caribbean, but i don't and every bit of it is based on looks. vanity is lame, but it's a thing. i'd still like to get one in my hands, which could quickly change my mind, but i'm not so sure it would. and finally, i'm sure it doesn't help the case for the caribbean that i'm really happy with my edc knives and already have the pacific and native salts.