I'm sorry you didn't like the Spyderco style. I've had a delica for a very long time now, and LOVE it, both aesthetically and functionally. A big selling point to me is that it's actually useful for a left-handed user, something few other OHOs are. I love the blade shape on the Spyderco knives, and I find the angle of the blade from the handle to be very comfortable. The scales give an amazing grip, and the simple design ends up weighing very little for the size of blade you get. This is one of those things though. Everyone has different tastes, so it's basically impossible to make a knife that everyone will like. Hope your next choice suits you better.