I read an article/saw a video recently on EDC Knife upgrading. It was either at everydaycommentary, edgeobserver, or Jim Skelton on youtube. I can't remember which. Anyways, the gist of the article/video stated that instead of buying a nice knife (read upgrade) when one has the money, they should instead save that money for the knife they really want. If you want a Sebenza, don't buy a Paramilitary 2, then a ZT 0561, until you can afford the Sebeza, just save your money and wait for the Sebenza. I think of it as leveling up your equipment in video games/RPG's. How often do you skip that new set of armor/equipment in favor of waiting till you can afford the set you really want? You slog it out a couple more dungeon crawsl in your present set of armor/equipment till you have the gold. Leveling up our EDC in small increments actually wastes more money and time. If we instead save our pennies, we can have that knife we want. In essence, level up in large increments. However there is something else to be said about small increments. In skipping the small increments are we still longing for the knives we skip over? I was looking for a small folder for a while. I am a research hound. I check out every review I can to weigh my options. My money is precious. I was going to get a Spyderco Persistence. I had it tagged on my favorite website and was waiting to get it. I did more reasearch. I found that for a few dollars more I could get VG10 steel in the form of a Dragonfly II. Which did I choose? TheDragonfly II. I am pleased with it. I have a mental list of knives I want. However I am still wondering if I should get a persistence. Not because I need one, but because I can get one and people seem to like it. Do I miss it because I had my heart set on it? Will I always wonder if I should get one? Does this happen to you?