I react the same way to carbon steel knives without patinas. "No patina, Really?"
There is nothing wrong with trying to keep your blade oxidation free -but for some (myself included) it is an exercise in futility. Especially if you consider your knife a user.
Imagine if in the Die Hard movies John McClane's shirt never got torn up and covered in dirt and blood. What if he just stayed clean and sterile throughout the entire movie?
The only thing that we truly depend on for our lives is our mind. Everything else is just stuff that breaks.