to scope my review, I have 3 chefs knives i use and all just home cooking. I have a Henkels 8" chefs knife, a Wusthof Satoku (german steel japanese style) and the japanese sankotu was ironically from a streetside knife shop in germany. They were each about $200, except the henckels was like $80. I also have a full farberware set that was a wedding "gift"
Honestly it's a great setup. It's important to have a few good prep knives for prepping different things at the same time, the farberware are garbage for regular active use but the cheap farberware are perfectly good enough for less frequent low demand tsks like a breadknife etc.
Also my steak knives are wushof and they're so good. I use them sometimes even for prep stuff, like cutting tomatoes etc where the serration really helps. i don't really like nice things generally but VERY much appreciate where nice means more than a name and flashy showy gadgetry, and actually translates to a quality product