Your point is well taken, though it leads to the obvious question, "why bother putting a gold inlay into an otherwise cheaply made knife?" Even though it falls to consumers to understand exactly what they're buying there is still a strange dissonance between upgrading materials but not upgrading the fit and finish alongside it. Of course, that would seem to incur even more costs. I guess what I'm saying is build a budget knife or build an expensive knife, don't build some unsatisfactory Frankenstein's monster. That doesn't change the truth of your point, of course. It just means I can understand how the knife described by the OP could be judged, in the end, not worth the money.