By the time you are reading and posting on knife forums, it's a pretty thin pretence of logical/practical knife purchase habits.
Design aesthetic and enjoyment-in-use are my key values, neither of which hems me in too much during the selection process.
Past: Dragonfly, Air, Rhino, Lil' Native, Brouwer, Native 5, Stretch 2, PM2, Smock
Present: Caly Jr. SB, Para3 Maxamet, Mantra 2, Kapara, GB2, Military
Future: Straight-spine Stretch, waiting for the LC200N Para3 LW, Lil' Native in S110V when the make it