I tend to prefer more traditional, simple designs and the contouring of the handle and wide profile of the Manix when closed did not appeal to me at all initially.. based solely on looks, I wanted nothing to do with it for a long time actually. However, reading so many positive reviews warmed me up to it enough to buy a Manix 2 LW. Once in hand, I liked it immediately. Using that model for a time led me to a regular Manix 2 and Manix 2 Backlock. They are little pocket hogs compared with other models, and I've always felt that there is an awful lot of knife compared to sharpened blade length.. but I cannot deny that they are ergonomic masterpieces, so comfortable in hand and in use. It still may not be my favorite design, but it's definitely one that I've come to appreciate.
..well, that escalated quickly..