My wife and I received a low-end Wusthof block set as a wedding gift 3 years ago, and to celebrate our 3rd anniversary as well as her graduation from graduate school, I will be replacing our old set with all new knives. Two weeks ago, I had my heart set on a $900 9-piece block in the Shun Premier line, but thanks to feedback from members of this forum I've decided to outfit our old block with new single knives instead.
Below is a list of what I plan to purchase at the end of July. This list has already been refined after being posted in my "S35VN Cutlery" thread, but I'd like to post this refined list for any last-minute suggestions. Please feel free to offer advice if you think I'm making any poor decisions, and please be specific on which knifes you would take out and which knifes you would add. I'd like to keep the total cost around $1,000. Thanks in advance for your feedback!
($140) (scroll down to Gekko GEK-2)
Honing Rod (Ceramic):