One thing to pay mind to is the function of the knife.
Its not a Bowie used to hack down trees, it has a specific purpose in life, that is to defend ones life and as a EDC. (try to use the Guntings dagger like shape for EDC use compard to the persian style of this)
S30V would not benefit you any more than AUS8 in this regard, its like saying "the civilian is crap because it has ATS55 or VG10".
The metal of this blade is very sturdy and sharpens to a razors edge, I have used mine all this week and so far she still shaves hair off my arm.
I have some prized Spyderco pieces (including one of the WTT rescues) and do not see the difference between these G10 scales or that of my Spyderco Military,
The blade has no wobble at all and locks up solid, I have squeezed the handle tight and have not had the handle squeeze in on itself.
The liners are very solid and quite thick, the "puzzle lock" also rams in behind the tang very tightly for a good secure feel.
If you carry a EDC blade you would maintain it (or you would suffer the consequences when you need it), using your stones to keep a hair popping edge, so the story of "well S30V or CPM440C has better edge holding" does not come into play for the design and purpose at hand. (and besides this steel as I have said still shaves after 1 week of everyday use, so I dont think anyone can complain about edge retention)
Remember that a for every pro you get, generally there is a con.
The likes of S30V does have very good edge retention yes, but then again it takes a lot longer to get a edge on it compared to other steels such as VG10.
To end this off, if you were attacked and had a sharp S30V Gunting, or if you were attacked and had a sharp 8CR13MoV LLC, how would the S30V serve you any better if you maintained the tools you carry that are meant to protect your life and that of your loved ones?
Just some food for thought