Heinz, I think you'll like it. It takes up more space than the Swisschamp, but ups the usability quite a bit. It's actually a bit less versatile since theres fewer tools, but the ones missing are the ones nobody ever uses, in exchange for everything else being bigger and better.
How would a workchamp be more of a benefit to YOU over the surge? I'm not trying to start anything just want your perspective of what would make it better.
The comment above from Heinz about pairing with a Crunch in a bag/kit seems like an excellent plan. I have a Hercules instead of a WorkChamp (no file), but that is a great idea.I wanted the Hercules for outdoor/dayhike because plier-based tools seem like overkill in those scenarios at times, but these small pliers could handle tasks I would expect to encounter. Adding the Crunch for the more urban tasks makes sense.