The issue I think most people have is not whether the Busse is a good knife, it is. It's about the qualities people have come to expect from custom vs. a factory knife. In a custom knife, I think it is fair to say the vast majority of people EXPECT the grind marks to be removed from a finished blade. Is this too much to ask from a ~$300 knife?
As to the reference about the Mission A-2 MPK's. I have seen them with my own eyes and held them in my own hands. These knives are going to be what one has come to expect from a custom knife at, not a lot more then a good factory knife price. Whether you get one with or without the "Steelcoat", you will get a knife that is proper finished out, grind lines and all.
I am a dealer for and stock:
Mission Knives & Tools, Inc.,
Tactical OPS USA from Idaho Falls, ID,
Chris Reeve Knives,
the Krill Lamp from Kriana Corp.,
Underwater Kinetics flashlights and,
with other fine products being added as they are found and time allows