Pros: thin, sharp and well-made
I picked up the Miyabi 8" chef's (600D) as an upgrade to my Henckels when I found it on sale and was not disappointed. Feels a bit lighter and more agile in the hand compared to the Germans since it sports a thinner blade. Sharp, and stays that way. Balance to me seems to be a little bit forward compared to where the Germans are too, so it feels like it wants to cut. Some attention paid to make for comfortable pinch-grip by some rounding off of the sharp edge of the spine of the blade, part of why I say that it was very well-made. Seems to always sell at a bit of a price premium compared to the Germans and arguably it is a better knife, but I'd try to wait for a sale to make it an even better value.