I agree I should of used the word inexpensive in lieu of cheap so as not infer poor quality. I still don't understand why you keep saying I should design a new lock myself. Imagine if all industries gave that defeatist response when a consumer pushed for more innovation. When I bought my first Audi many years back I mentioned to the dealer and anyone who asked my opinion that it was front heavy and the 50/50 AWD system was boring. I loved the car but I felt they could do better. Did they tell me to shove it and design my own car? No, they listened to their customers and have since redesigned their chassis, moved the motor farther back over the axle to improve weight distribution (still not as good as BMW but better) and have given the AWD system a rear bias for a sportier drive and are selling more cars than ever. Spyderco and Benchmade have already come out with some innovative new locks which have at least to me been game changers. I'm not saying that the frame lock should be abolished, I just wish more makers would take the chance to improve upon or try new ideas that's all.