I've always liked the LMF (which is very similar to the prodigy) but never actually owned one - or even handled one. I think the smaller size of the prodigy is probably a little more efficient design for what most of us would be using it for. The 4" blade is plenty long enough to handle just about any job. The overall 9" length is small enough to fit into an ACU cargo pocket if you wanted. The prodigy seems like a very good knife that's reasonably priced. I like it.
Lately, my favorite knives have been the old, beat-up AK bayonets. They're rugged and cheap so you don't have to worry so much about breaking or losing one. You can buy 4 for the cost of one prodigy.