I grew up on hardwood floors as well. Both floors and the staircase of our apartment are hardwood; we never thought to change that because of our daughter.
If I recall, certain people in their early 30's were put off by the idea of someone in his late 20's spending more on a sofa than they would on a couple pairs of bespoke shoes.
There is a difference from changing to rugs from hardwood (insane) and waiting a few years to remove the rugs and get hardwood.
Anyone live with soaped floors?
Currently, our floors are oak--lyed and oiled. Considering re-doing them with a soap finish (after lying first).
We never expected the oil to be particularly durable, but it is more painful to touch-up than expected. I suspect, having lived with soaped furniture, that soaped floors might be easier. Even though they may stain more readily than an oil finish, it seems they would also be easier to clean, touch-up, re-soap, etc.
I've not lived with soap, but the stairs to my workshop are oil finished and fairly easy to keep after. Fairly easy being that I wipe them down with a cleaner once in a while. The issue with oil being that it will show water marks which require touch up, other than that I can't recall having touched them up. What trouble are you having?