If somebody started a 12-step program for Swiss Army Knife owners, I would probably be hauled into the meeting by my wife....but that's my problem. Swiss Army knives are like cars; they run the gamut from sub-compacts, to sedans, to monster SUV's. Using that analogy, the Tinker would probably rate as a dependable and economical light pick-up truck. It can do a lot of jobs, and take quite a bit of punishment, but understandably, does not have the full complement of bells and whistles (corkscew, scissors, pliers, magnifying glass, etc.) that the bigger and pricier models have. The Tinker represents a reasonably good trade-off among the areas of portability, utility, and cost. Not to brag, but I got mine, new in the box, for $8 at a flea market. The Tinker would be a great knife for the Boy Scout/Girl Scout in your life, or some other responsible young person who can be trusted with cutlery, for camping, hiking, outdoor activities, etc. I carry my Tinker at all times, and I'm known to say a quick prayer of thanks each time it saves me a trip to the toolbox for a phillips head screwdriver, or flat tip screw driver. For the sake of modesty, I won't give a "top ten list" of uses for the tweezers and toothpick; I'll leave that up to you.