I'm all for the ball-lock. The D-2 is ok,no probs w/the current steel. But I'd rather they keep the G-10 and color it. OD green and desert brown would rock.
BTW-does anyone know if there's a collective name for the ball-lock style locks? Benchmade has the Axis,SOG has the Arclock,and Cold Steel has the Ultra lock,but they all share the same basic principle. A spring pushes a pin/bar/ball/whatever into the base of the blade. The only real dif is what actually gets set into the blade and the type of spring used.