My background- I'm moving away from the family and need to purchase my own knives. Due to budget, I can only justify one quality knife right now. I've worked in a few restaurants so I appreciate quality knives. My budget is between $100-150 (if I could buy a 7 star knife for $100, I would rather buy a 9 star knife for $150). I'm vegetarian, so I will only be using it on vegetables. I need one all purpose knife. I was raised with the chef's knife, so I'm inclined to go back to one. Although, I've also been researching the santoku recently. I think I would prefer the santoku for cutting onions (which I eat a lot of), but for everything else I think I would prefer a chef's knife (practicality- one all purpose knife). Based on my research, I recognize major differences between knives - length, alloy composition, angle of the cutting edge, etc... At the point of actually choosing a style and brand, I'm lost, and I need your help please. *Double points if you provide a link to the suggested knife. Thanks in advance for all the help!