I like your blockYeah, I vote for "in plain sight." I'm sure you want to show them off! Plus you'll usually be reaching up high enough to take off/put on the pans so that you'll be out of the way of the blades. My only concern would be for the safety of the blades should the pans knock against them.
To change directions of this thread, what brand is that butcher block cart you have there? I'm thinking about getting one for a new place I'm about to move into, and I'm not sure what to look for, and how much I should spend. I really like the size of yours. It's plenty big, but doesn't take up too much space and helps with storage.