You must be a faster sharpener than I am. Polishing a chisel bevel to a mirror finish with Arkansas stones took me six weeks. (Just kidding, but it was a very slow and painful, to my hands, process.) The most annoying part was that after all that work, I had produced a skew chisel.
I believe the problem is operator error/inexperience. I have since embraced microbevels and water stones. Of the two I would say the microbevel is the more important factor.
The main improvement I have found is the Tormek.
You might want to look into microbevels. Leonard Lee and Ron Hock cover them well in their books, as do the Lie-nielsen youtube series.