You can't have everything. If you want a stainless steel that can be sold cheap, chances are it'll resist corrosion very well and be tough enough for the average user, but disappoint a knife afficionado.
If you want very tough, hard, high-carbon steel, it's going to perform but require more care, and in today's markets will cost a little more than the stainless. It will pit and corrode because that's how iron reacts to oxygen. It's not anything unusual at all, but the normal state of things.
If you want a steel that can perform almost as well as well-treated carbon, but require almost as little maintenance as stainless, well, they exist, but they're expensive and they are compromises between the two. You can get them for the price of paying the extra and accepting the compromise.
As far as I know, they haven't discovered the steel that is all things to all people yet, though there are about 100 false alarms per year, mostly from manufacturers and advertising houses.
Bobby, that's a beautiful knife! I'm getting to the point where, although I like to carry knives with holes, a lovely nail nick makes me want to take a closer look.