Yay this is my first post here! Im tired of using the same old kitchen knives in my house. I have a Henckles 10" and a Cutco 10". Ive been researching on all the knives for the past 4 days and it comes to my conclusion im going to get a Japanese knife! Ok, so a little about me: Names Eugene, im 21 and have this crazy love, passion & drive to cook. Its like a drug to me... If i dont cook i get in a bad mood... I cook everyday for my family at home and Im about to start school for culinary arts and hoping to start working in a restaurant very soon so I was thinking it is time for me to upgrade my equipment. BTW! Im a lefty, ive been using right hand knives for my entire life cause i didnt know that there was left handed knives. Im not sure if that even matters... Ive been looking at Mac Pro cause of BLD's constant recommendation to everyone, Masamoto Gyuto, & Moritaka Gyuto. Also i have no sharpening skills so i was planning to pick up an apex ep, do you guys think i should get the Apex 5 cause it has the Chosera stones?? (also planning to get the 120 grit to work on my old knives). Sorry for all the questions, all your help is appreciated. Thanks guys for all your help! Happy i found this forum!!! My eyes and ears are opened to all help, looking forward to learn alot from you guys. Thanks again!