While this might not be the place to discuss this (perhaps a new thread might be in order.... ).
I've never really warmed to the twill CF scales or the exposed liners, I'd be much more at home with peel ply CF, rough G10 or ultimately Micarta. This is all just a matter of my personal preferences though. FWIW I'm in the process of making up some full "mycarta" slabs for mine at the moment.
In saying that, my GB has seen a huge amount of work in past couple of months and has respectively earned a full time role in my work EDC , I do enjoy using this knife tremendously.
I'm quite at home with the carry weight of the knife, but as far as the balance is concerned, having so much weight in the handle has taken time to get used to, I am only comfortable with the balance now, after having used this so much.
I honestly cant understand why the liners were never skeletonized though. Correct me if I'm wrong here but the concept had titanium liners, and the production prototype had skeletonized liners. This would still be a solid knife with skeletonized liners. What happened?
As great and popular as the GB is now, I believe a slightly lighter better balanced version of the GB would have this knife in far more pockets.