I've erased some fingerprints and drawn a little blood before reprofiling but this is ridiculous lol.
I don't know how people even get any wear because I can feel the burn when my fingertips are touching a coarse stone and I adjust...Not so much a worry on fine stones as it takes longer to feel the burn and I am done by then.
No need to stop and add water? I currently have a red finger tip as I almost wore through it while working away on a course stone this weekend. Like Kit though, I started to really feel it and adjusted before I hit this guy's level, ha.
We decided a few years ago that this was intentional. The white blood cells actually attack the sharpening abrasive and break it down, letting the stone polish above stated grit. It's frankly ingeneous.