I carried a Gerber Shard for 2 years and upgraded to a Casey Lynch All Access pass. I carry a prytool to save my knife tips from all those things you really shouldn't do with a 200 dollar knife tip. The shard was great and useful, big downside was no pocket clip and it was pointy, so I got poked in the leg every once in a while. The point would also dig into your palm if you were prying.
The Lynch is over 10x more expensive than the Shard (6.99 vs 90).... is it 10x better? The short answer is no. It's only about 8x better
But without a doubt it's better in every way (exept no Philips, though I never thought the shards Philips was that great). The Lynch weighs almost nothing yet is stronger, it's got a pocket clip, it's more ergonomic with better leverage, and it is beautifully machined and finished. Can't say enough nice things about the attention to detail and quality. Not a sharp edge on the thing either, no pocket poking. Lifetime guarantee doesn't hurt either.