Our use case is to replicate the behavior of standard SFDC. If a user is accustom to seeing a lock or pencil on a detail page while trying to in-line edit then they would expect to see the same on a skuid detail page.
If we have hundreds or even thousands of users looking at a new skuid record detail, a small change like this can sound some pretty major alarms. I personally notice it every time I preview a page and I am the person building said page.
Taking away the ability to inline edit takes away a tremendous amount of value so if someone has an example of this that would be great. If not, I will carry along