I went back to the dealer and spole with a professional individual that is very knowledgeable in the world of Kimbers. He owns several, and he is very familiar with this issue.
It is due to how the barrels are produced at the factory. When they are done, the very top finish of the barrel is a little prone to surface rust. It only affects the very outer layer of the barrel, so it's not too much of an issue.
He offered me this great polishing/protecting compound for the Kimber, and my barrel is back to a nice shine. All I have to do is apply this every 5-6 months while I'm cleaning the weapon, and I shouldn't have any further issues. The rust issue is common, and so is this fix. The factory does the same thing when people send the barrels back to them.
I am happy and satisfied. My barrel actually looks better than when I first got it. Plus, it's protectedf ro the time being. I also bought some dessicant to keep moisture out of the case it's in.
I reacted with emotion first instead of logic, and I apologize for that. Once I looked into the issue, and resolved it, it's really a non-issue. Just a quirk with the brand.
Everything is good to go.