I had the original Vantage Pro a long time ago and lost it. The replacement was an Avid with grey dymondwood, but I still wanted the S30V steel. By the time I bought a new Pro, they had switched over to the pinned assembly. Everyone was mad about the pinned assembly because they said you couldn't take it down for cleaning, but I found on my pinned Pro that the little dowel that guides the blade along the track for stops taps out easily, allowing the blade to be removed. So I swapped my S30V Pro blade onto the old-style Avid frame and its almost like my original lost Pro. Am I crazy if I buy a Select model because I think I might prefer having the thinner, all-black, one-piece, FRN scales on my Pro?