Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Good choice. I actually prefer the small, but I would say the large is a great place to start. Nothing wrong with the plain scaled, but the inlay (especially Micarta) is excellent. You will only be able to get an inlay in the Classic MM or 21 version-unless you go for a Annual which is a regular, but I don't really think you want that sort of expense for a user. Hard to go wrong with any choice you make, and there will be someone that thinks that is the best choice no matter what. The exchange is a great place to buy one.