Never had an interest, but...
Since there has been so much gum slapping about assited opening knives of late, purchased a couple of Gerbers at the local box store.
I usually perfer a typical manual opening Spyderco, with the hole in the blade, less to break.
With the Gerber, I find the lock a bit annoying, & wonder a bit about the life of the coil spring.
After carrying it around for a couple of weeks, I have found more than once that the lock has been activated in the pocket, which really slows getting the knife open, will continue to test these, & may try a SOG. But if I need something to depend on I'll stick with the Manual one handers like Spyderco or Benchmade.