I've been browsing these forums for a while now, most the cooking knives subforum. I notice often (and am guilty myself) that the main theme of knives are 'what knife should I get..?'
There is pretty standard advice given, and the person leaves again. I think it would be a good idea to just summarize a stickied thread with all the info in of the best knives at price points, and for specific people, best stones etc. I'm sure that either someone could go through a few threads and compose this, or perhaps if you asked BDL to compose an article on it he would oblige. I'm sure it would save him lots of time answering the same questions.
If it goes ahead, IMO there should be a few questions answered,
The cheapest, acceptable knife for home use/pro use
The best bang/buck knife
Knives/brands to stay away from, with reasons
Stones to get, reasons not to get others
Basic instructions on sharpening, steeling/honing etc