I think dedicated drivers (like a large flathead) on a tool with removable bits would be something I could do without. I agree with redundancy, but I would just get another bit driver.
I've considered the large flat-head as a specific tool as on the Leatherman Wave, and it occurs to me that it has more than the specific purpose of turning flatheads.
Quote from: Lynn LeFey on April 30, 2012, 06:15:50 PMI've considered the large flat-head as a specific tool as on the Leatherman Wave, and it occurs to me that it has more than the specific purpose of turning flatheads. That's the thing: every tool on a multi has multiple uses, if you apply a little imagination! Yeah, few of us open cans often enough to justify a dedicated can opener, but I use mine fairly often: the tip as an (admittedly lame) awl, the edge as a scraper, and of course the implement includes a wire stripper. Some folks have mentioned using the corkscrew to untie knots. I scrape and pry with the flat drivers all the time. Etc. etc. etc....
Regarding the knife blade issue, it depends on the tool, and whether you're carrying a separate knife. Most multi knife blades are awful, with thick edges, soft edges, awkward geometry, and of course a non-ideal handle; and unless one-hand opening, more trouble to access than they're worth most of the time. But one thing I like about the Charge/Wave is that the blades are both good enough quality and easy enough to access that I can do without a separate knife. So they do have a place, at least for some folks.
If I had a need to do more precise slicing or if I used a blade more then I would probably want a better blade with a better handle, but for me, the MT blade is a very good tool.
I'm probably in minority with my opinion but I would do just fine without scissors - even if I wouldn't have that Micra in my keychain. Also bottle opener is not important although I use that quite often - especially after I cut my finger when opening a bottle with serrated edge of folding knife. After all most important parts for me are pliers, blade and strong slot driver (...is that a correct term?) - pretty much can be done just with these tools and long history of watching MacGyver.
And why on Earth would you open a bottle with a serrated edge?