With touch unlock, all I need is my buddy to hold you for 3 seconds while I twist your arm and unlock the phone.
With passcode unlock, getting the password out of you will take some more effort.
Oh, and in this scenario, I can be a thief, or a police officer, or a borders agent, or an abusive husband, or many other things :)
Given that there are two people, capable of violence, against the phone owner I'm not sure that getting the password is going to be that much trouble.
Now, if you arguee that no thief will ever want your data (and you'd be probably right), it doesn't matter if you lock your phone or not, and it won't matter how you do that. In this case, locking schemes are completely useless.
(Now, I'd be content with a fingerprint reader that recognizes a finger - any finger - and unlocks the phone. It's enough protection if my pocket can't defeat it. Unlocking only by specific fingerprints looks like a pain, nobody else will be able to unlock my phone? Thanks, but I'll pass that.)