I look at it this way: I have bought a lot of used knives as a collector/accumulator. Many many examples were used till dull, then put away or sold by the original owners. A good portion of the population has no idea how to properly sharpen a knife, let alone deal with a dull piece of D2, or ATS34. The last two queen made products I purchased: DB Barlow, and S&M Sowbelly Trapper, came through with blunt edges...If I were a "non knife nut" I would have been gravely disappointed to say the least. If I had purchased these as gift items, they would have been returned.
At the price point of these products they should be a functional tool right out of the box.