I could just repeat what was already said in this thread.
So let me add: When I got my first two or three Spydercos, I really knew nothing about the brand itself and its history, background,wether it was well known or not.
I even thought their knives looked a bit "odd" and not really like a "cool" knife should look like.
Then I got my first one,a Delica, held and used it and was totally convinced immidiately. It just was a bit too short in blade length for my taste, so I added an Endura and it was just perfect for me in real use. Much better than anything I had before.
It was only later that I began to learn about the philosophy and the background of Spyderco, and that just made me like the brand even more.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40