I was wondering how much a factor appearance is when people are deciding whether to buy a knife? Most of my knives are Spydercos (Caly 3, Sage 5, Centofante 3), just because I got caught up in Spyderco mania, and I love they way they function and like the way look. But I can't help thinking that if I were choosing a knife solely on the base of looks, I would buy an Al Mar or a Benchmade over a Spyderco. The Spydie hole is a great way to open a knife, but it doesn't result in prize-winning designs. If you asked the average person to compare the flagship Spydie - the PM2 - with the flagship Benchmade - the 940 - just on looks, I think 95% would prefer the Benchmade. That doesn't mean I would carry a Benchmade over a PM2 -most of the time I'm interested in function over form. But there are some social occasions when, if someone asked me to borrow my pocket knife, I'd far rather produce a 940 than a PM2. Does any else feel this way?