I understand you my friend. Each one of us has different expectations from favorite brand.
So for me, when I buy a 400+$ folding knife and I am a true fan of this brand, I expect that each warranty case will be reviewed separately. That's what I am paying for along with high tolerances and quality.
By the way, I don't consider CRK as a mass production company (compared to a real mass production S[yderco,Benchmade etc...). Most of CRK clients are intelligent and knowing people and they deserve to be threaten accordingly.
Again, this is my personal expectations and I hope one day it will be this way.