Yes I am serious.
I have a minty one (purchased a couple months ago), and know that just chuck and deer hunting, in and out of the holster is gonna add honest wear to it. Nothing wrong with that, gives it character, but my rig is spotless, and it's made it through 42 yrs that way.
I'd much rather get one with some wear and make it prone to less
I'd hunt that bad boy HARD and the true beauty would be in all the stuff I killed with it, not the supposed lost collector value.
BTW, my Python has quite a bit of holster wear on it, was like that when I got it. But I leave it as is due to the memories of he who used it before me. I will retire it "as is" when I get a stainless one to hunt with.