Ive always gotten uncoated blades because I thought having a worn coating would bug me, then I got a ZT300. I use it regularly and the coating is still holding up well but it shows a little wear. I really dont mind it like I thought I would, they are battle scars. Unless your buying the knife as a collectors blade then use it and take pride in the fact that it shows some wear. That ZT350 is a great blade and it would be a shame if you didnt use it because of a scuffed up coating.
have a good one,