I keep one of these in the glove compartment of my car.
The only negative is that, with the push-button switch and the soft carrying bag, it's a bit too easy to accidentally turn the light on inside the bag. In the six years or so that I've had it, there have been at least three occasions I've taken it out of the bag and found the batteries dead, and at least one more where the light was on when I opened the bag.
It's most likely a design change, possibly to solve the exact problem I had. I think I've had mine for six years. Possibly longer than that.
I used to have an Encore before that, until I misplaced it. That also had the push-button switch, and I now see a sliding switch in pictures of the Encore.