I wish manufacturers would get rid of the useless strobe, flash, blink, SOS, etc. modes. Those are just a waste IMHO, and a pain in the butt to have to cycle through if you hit them by accident. I would say, make a special version of the light specifically for folks that need those extra modes so everybody else doesn't have to put up with their annoyance.
My headlamp does OFF - HIGH - LOW. Perfect!
Why i LOVE the Fenix E11,its a twist head single AA,hi and medium,and stays where you set it,105 lumens or 57 IIRC. Then just pull from pocket,clicky on....PERFECT work light!
The Maglight XL200 has SOS,PERFECT if Im down the side of a snowy Hill,light up tree tops with SOS,just whats called for!For home use the 200 brightness is a fine answer,just click it on and good to go.
So I can see all the different lights give something for everyone,what great choices!