I've been carrying just a Roadie for the past week or so to force myself to use it for everything. It's a very capable little knife.
I'd love to see a larger version (just under 3") as a travel knife. The 50/50 choil on the roadie is super useful, and I think with a larger version it would be even more so. In terms of ergonomics (ok, I realize this sounds like a broken record) Spyderco is hands down better than the other manufacturers. I'm back to my Fox Livri today (https://www.foxcutlery.com/n/en/product/2146/livri.html
) and when comparing them and my other modern slip joints (leaving out the UKPK and Urban), I really think there is room in my pocket for a larger Roadie. The Livri is my standard for comparison because it's definitely the regular winner for my watch pocket (over a Benchmade Proper, a Viper Key, a Lionsteel Bestman, a Viper EZ-Open and a Viper Swayback). I think that's partly because the Livri has the best ergonomics of "the rest" (non Spyderco). I'm not really comparing the UKPK and Urban because my carry mod is clipless and in my watch pocket.
Comparing the Livri and the Roadie (which are not quite in the same price range--Livri is about 30% more, but both are under $75).
Roadie wins on ergonomics. The choil is a huge upgrade.
Livri wins on jewelry factor. Beautiful zizicote scales beat FRN, and I don't need the high visibility or any more grip than the wood provides.
Livri wins on F&F. I'm actually surprised that the Roadie does so well here. It's got great fit and finish for a mass market knife.
Livri wins on blade steel (M390 for the Livri, N690 for the Roadie).
Basically, I'd love to see a Roadie upscaled to a 2.99" blade, with fancy scales of some kind and M390 or s110v.