I have had a Springfield RO Elite Champion 9mm and .45 longer than my WC EDC X9. I shoot them all equally at the range and carry the .45 in a kydex holster. The Springfield's finish still looks like new except minor wear at the front of the side from holstering. The WC has that plus assorted nicks (exposed metal) on the slide. The back of the ejection port is bare metal where as it's hardly worn on the Springfield's. All 3 get equally loving care. I have absolutely no complaints about it's function but I hesitate to get another WC if it's going to look abused after 1 year. Life's too short to shoot an ugly gun. Is this par for the course with their Armor-Tuff finish?