Well i ordered it. Is the differnet handle shape the only difference in Contemporary and Simply Calphalon? I guess it just looks better to some people. Guess thats why i have a wusthoff culinar instead of a grand prix lol.
I think any reputable company would make a fine knife. Personally i use a 7 inch Wusthof Culinar for pretty much any job. I have really large hands(i can palm a basketball with extreme ease) and the handle still is large enough for my hand. Ultimately just find one that is comfy. I do however disagree with the thinking "a comfortable 20 dollar knife is better than an uncomfortable 100 dollar knife" Im sorry it just isnt.