Just because I refer to the knives I've tested as "less than Emersons" doesn't mean they have no utility at all. Indeed, Most of them will find a home and a use somewhere. The Buck Strider will be fine in my tool box. The Benchmade VEX goes in my bug-out kit as a backup knive. The Gerber Pro Hunter and the CRKT M21 will end up in with my fishing and other outdoor gear.
Really, they are fine knives that will gives years of service but they are not THE PERFECT KNIFE.
I will continue to carry my Emersons as my daily first-line tools while waiting for the Chris Reeves folder.