Adam, to be honest, if anyone else had of made the statement I may have disregarded it but you did make it so forces folks like me, who are obsessed with sharpening to question my skill.
It is an accurate statement in my case, it must be, I just havd never thought of it like that before. It is an exciting prospect though to think that I have only scratched the surface (literally) of my beloved Arishiyama 6k and that in time, perhaps years and 1,000 knives or more, the stone will reveal itself completely and what I think is an "exciting" edge now is just the tip of the iceberg in what lies ahead with more practice and skill.
There is no doubt in my mind that my 6k edge is extremely sharp but there has never been a time when I have looked at it, felt it and thought "yup, I've peaked it, I can't get any better" that will probably never happen but I have at least 25 years of sharpening left in me.
I will continue to say these 4 words at least once a week over those next 25 years:
Sharpening is so cool
Thank you friend.