I hate to say it, Michael, but I told you so
Love the knife, too. And even if you forget about the button, the 2nd detent makes this the first Spyderco compression lock that I really enjoy: closing the blade is super smooth, and it doesn't ever bounce.
I see the Wharncliffe as a feature: it's about the best blade shape you can EDC if you ever need a knife in an emergency. Not just talking about SD, but think about having to cut a seat belt or similar .... use it for opening/cutting boxes, and you'll see. Plus, I have plenty of other blade shapes, so cool that this one is different.
My only feedback to Spyderco is: make another one but larger ! 4" blade and in M4 or CW, how about that ?