Thought I would just add, the knives I am initially looking at:
Chefs knife (either 8 or 9.5")
Bread - Doesn't look like MAC pro do a bread knife, offset will be fine (I've read all the reasons to choose...
My birthday is coming up soon and I've decided I'd really like some new, high quality knives. I'm no professional chef, but I cook at home a lot, I love it, and spend many hours in the kitchen.