Pros: Excellent edge, sturdy
Cons: Not as sharp as the very best, handle may not suit everyone
I've used this knife for almost 10 years. I sharpen it, when necessary, myself, and it's held up really well for all the tasks I've thrown at it.
The handle isn't as form-fitting as some newer models, but the Classic design is classic for a reason. Very usable, and 8" is neither too long nor too short for 95% of tasks in a home kitchen.
I strongly recommend this knife, or any of it's cousins with different handle designs.