The benefit of this spatula that stood out to me was the nub on the back.  It’s not a hand guard, but rather a resting spot for the spatula when it’s not being used.
Example below, as stolen from YuppieChef.  (Yes, that is a spoon.  But the same design was applied to the spatula as well.)
Spatulas in and of themselves have evolved quite a bit, and I like this little bit of outside the pot thinking.  I’m usually wondering where to put my utensils when I’m not using them.  This answer is elegant without a lot of extra doohickeys to make it work.  Doohickey is a technical term.