I feel like I wouldn't mind the peel ply or c.f./g10 if it wasn't all over the handle. If they used it as an inset or had a bolster and the c.f. I'd be okay. I've a sage 5 and a rhino. I like the feel but not the look. The only thing keeping me from a Bradley 2 this whole time is the look of the handle covered in the stuff. Same thing with the s90v military. And probably the Amalgam as well. The peel ply c.f. and c.f./g10 on these makes the handles look like amorphous blobs. I'm okay with smooth, matte carbon. I'm really okay with some of the nicer carbons and marbled carbons.
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.