I totally agree - this batch has a great texture and also lets you blot it down without it getting all dry, crumbly and weird (unlike most lipglass) - so you can get just the perfect level of glossiness YOU want, rather than what the product demands.
I was able to compare Eclectic Edge, Knockout, and Caqui all together on Christine's swatch gallery, and while Knockout's a bit darker and redder than EE, Caqui is pretty much a dead ringer for it except that it doesn't have the shimmer that EE does. So I think I'm content with skipping EE.
I'd say it's closest to Riviera Life, at least on my lips, but the texture is more multi-purpose. Caqui is a bit milkier and settles more on the lips, but if you don't wear a lot of orange, no point in overdoing it.
Mac does this sometimes. I picked up one of the glosses from the Liberty of London collection a couple of years ago and it was super=smooth and much less sticky than usual. I don't normally mind the texture of Mac lip glasses, but I know some do, so I thought maybe they had changed their formula slightly. All this talk about the glosses is making me wonder whether or not I want to grab one of those. I'm still interested in the Marche aux Puces duo, but less so than I was, since I feel like they're colours that are close to what I already have.
I think you would look great in Ready to Roam! It's one of the few red glosses I've encountered where you can get it all drastically wet looking, medium politely glossy, or even just a juicy stain like a lip balm, never sacrificing pigmentation. You know I'm picky about reds, especially gloss, and this one is probably the only gloss I'll get from this collection.
I'm on the fence about Marche aux Puces too, because I do have similar colors, but the textures are particularly nice - no matter what T. says.