Before I knew anything about 440C, D2, S30V, Spydercos, Kershaws, Douk-douks and Sebenzas, there was a Victorinox Tinker in my drawer. If that was the only knife I ever had, I think I would have been well equipped for most of life's challenges.
Now I have more knives, and they are fun. If I had to choose blades to take camping or working, I still bring the Tinker and some other knife. It's just too good. Sometimes the journey takes you back to the start.