Another Benchmade Griptilian fan here.
It's a rather practical design, all things considered. I gave one to my brother, and interested my son in one. He bought one of the new vendor-exclusive red-handled versions with a blackened blade made of CPM-20CV Stainless Steel.
I picked up one of the Mini Grip's after I retired, with a 154CM sheepsfoot blade. I got a good deal on it ($65?) because it had a pink handle and the cop shop who had it on display was having a hard time selling it, on display in their case of all the dark 'tactical' folders.
My son gave me an older Bugout (Olive handle, S30V blade) which he didn't like because of the thin handle, and how the thin Grivory scales felt 'soft' and flexed in his grip. It had been used hard, so I disassembled and cleaned it out, and restored the edge and replaced the bent clip. The slim blade makes it seem more of a slicer, and the slim handle lacks the 'heft' of the Griptilian ... but I've found myself slipping it into a front pocket quite often. The slim handle makes it a bit more comfortable in the front pocket (especially when seated). I wouldn't pay the going freight for a new one, though. Maybe if it was priced closer to $100-$125.
I'd sooner buy a Hogue Deka, with a clip point Magnacut blade. I prefer the blade shape of the clip point Deka, and the handle, while on the small side, still has a bit more heft in the handle and feels more secure (less flex, under pressure). I missed a sale on a Deka for $114 after Christmas, and will keep an eye on them through the major vendors as tax time sales approach. I still have some other folders on my list, anyway, including some attractively priced 'budget' Civivi folders.