Liner locks don't bother me so much, except on really cheap knives.My opinion is get something with a locking mechanism that doesn't require sticking your finger right in the path of a sharp, closing blade. It's like having to put your finger on the muzzle of your pistol to empty the chamber
That being said. My go to seems to be spydercos with the traditional lockback .
The quoted post is good advice for sure.
I would add that the autoLAWKs I have on a crkt is the worst safety addition I've ever seen. It forces you to disable an extra lock to close the blade? Silly.