I appreciate your response and understand what you’re saying. I do usually clean my hands before and wipe the strings clean after playing, however, I’m actively trying to destroy these strings before I change them. The fretboard wear started well before this.
Purchased those polar blue silver sky back in December. Intermediate player with 1 hour a day average play. Not too worried about it, but is this kind of wear expected so soon? Are my sweaty hands a natural destroyer of fine finishes?