I think the clip is fine, and the position is fine. It's not deep carry, and you don't always need (do you even need?) deep carry. It's placed in the perfect position (in tip up orientation) where it nestles into my palm perfectly and doesn't create a hot spot.
I think people just want something to complain about. And I think most people who complain about the clip and positioning might not even use the knife, otherwise they wouldn't care about it and actually enjoy using the tool. I haven't changed a single clip on a spyderco because they have the right amount of tension, don't cause hot spots, and they are attractive. Actually, I have only changed clips on my Benchmades because their deep carry clip is the best one they make! But I do use a few of the split arrow clips because the 940 clips are ugly... Lol
Now the only clips I can't get behind are wire clips. Never had luck with them, I hate how they squirm under my grip, not enough tension... Yea, not a fan at all. IMO it ruins knives their on, but I know I'm in a minority.
Spyderco : Resilience, Tenacious, Persistence, Manix 2 G10, Para 3 G10, Para 3 LW, Paramilitary 2,
BBS Paramilitary 2, Amalgam, Native Chief, Blade HQ Manix 2 XL, S30V Shaman, Gayle Bradley 2, DLC M4 Shaman, Magnitude, Z Wear Shaman, DLC S30V Shaman