I've been frustrated with knives that can't hold a fine edge. Angular handles that look amazing and cause amazing blisters. Chef knives with small toy-like handles and narrow blades. The emphasis on appearance over function is rampant in kitchen knives. Does 144 layers of hammered samurai space steel help me make dinner? No? Then keep it.
I want a knife that is built to work, and was unable to find a chef knife that had all the practical features I wanted. I suspect that others have experienced the same frustrations I have.
Will the MK9 be perfect for everyone? No.
But if the features appeal to you, it's for you.