I have a friend who's looking to spend between $700 and $1200 to buy Shun Edo knives from WS (just got married 3 weeks ago, money & returns are burning a hole in his pocket). I'm unsure to what degree I should encourage him to not do it and consider other options. I know his wife just LOVES those Edo knives... but I also know he could get a similar set of MAC pro's for about 60%.
For you guys that recommend against Shun, do you feel the conversation is different, or easier, on the internet vs. in person? How much effort do you put in to educate folks about knives and try to get them to look at other options before they buy? A litte or a lot?