Agreed. Just bought a new Kimber today and I already have a small scratch on it from my kydex holster. Oh well, it was pricey, but I bought it to be used. They look better with some character. But I know the feeling, given the choice I'd rather bounce my Glock across the pavement than my Kimbers (of course, I don't make a habit of skipping guns across concrete)An idea that might work is to put a small scratch on it. Then the new will have worn off & it'll be easier to carry it, lol.