A bit of a carry over from the Fixed Blade thread ...
I think knives like the Sprig, Southfork ... and as Killer pointed out in What did use use your Spyderco for thread, the Proficient, bring out the best in steels like S90V. It’s better than great when you can fillet a brace of fish or dress out game and not need to touch up a knife half way through or even when you get home.
High wear and edge retention blades are good in pocket knives, no doubt, but I think you don’t truly see the value till you put those steels to task in a fixed blade work knife.
4V also comes to mind. Probably great in a pocket knife ... outstanding in a knife like the Province you can flog against the hardest of wood on the planet for no to very little effect on either the edge or the knife as a whole.
Personally, I feel “Super Steels” are mostly wasted on pocket knives used to cut sandwiches, peel fruit and open mail. A bit like putting a 18L V8 Turbo Diesel engine in a VW Beetle. Ah, hahaha!
Just my $AU0.02c worth.