I hear you loud and clear....
Even back in the day when CRK used BG42 the blades were under-hardened.....
I use a wicked edge system in combination with leather belts w/ green & white rubbing compound on my belt-sander for sharpening/power stropping. I'd definitely prefer a steel to be taken to it's maximum comfortable hardness.
The heat treat is my only real complaint about CRK.
I do actually use my CRK knives, in fact yesterday I used my seb.25 to cut an outlet hole in some drywall when the battery on my router died. So, on one hand, I'm glad that they're easy to sharpen ....BUT: I'd rather not have to as often.
Even "in the field" sharpening of harder powdered stainless isn't so much an issue for someone with basic but well honed skills.
basically: I've been drinking and I agree with you.
I love ESEE (another meme) knives specifically because their heat treatment is nearly flawless.