Wusthofs are excellent knives. They don't do a lot of things as well as Japanese made, western style knives, but there's a lot of good things to say about them. When it comes to your chef's knife the Japanese improvements in weight, agility and sharpness might make it worthwhile for you to switch.
A Chef's Choice electric is very convenient, works very quickly, and is so simple there's not a lot YOU can do wrong. But there are serious maintenance issues which are exacerbated by heavy, professional type use and edge sharpness is limited. It's an excellent choice choice for someone who would otherwise not sharpen -- but otherwise not a good choice.
Since your ambition is to cook professionally, it's in your best interests to either surmount your fears and learn to use bench stones, or to invest in a system like an Edge Pro (expensive) or Wicked Edge (hugely expensive).
Just so you know, all sharpening stones are whet stones. To wit, "to whet" just means "to sharpen." Nearly all whet stones are either water stones or oil stones. The term "wet stone," doesn't mean anything.
Don't worry about ruining your good knife when you learn stones. In the first place, you can practice on less good knives. In the second, you'll start learning by using stones which are slow enough to prevent any real damage. Finally, the harm you do will nearly all be in the form of dulling as opposed to breaking something important -- it's not like you're going to drill holes.
The Misono UX-10 is probably the wrong choice for you. The UX-10 is still a good knife, but, by and large, it's an idea whose time has passed. It's very expensive, difficult for most people to sharpen, too low at the heel and a bit too thick back there to be a good choice for most people. There are other issues, and of course a few pluses as well.
For your purposes -- which are more educational than production -- you can do better for significantly less money. Things being what they are, you're probably best off with some sort of entry-level knife like a Tojiro DP (~$100) or Fujiwara FKM (~$80); but if you absolutely, positively, must drop heavier change (but still heaps less than a UX-10) we can explore other options.
Edited by boar_d_laze - 10/15/11 at 2:36pm