You're not wrong.Yeah, but you would be putting your knives through a much heavier workout than I do. My Japanese knives are harder and hold an edge longer, but I can't just give them a swipe on a steel to touch them up.
I've thought of getting a Sabatier profile J-knife then decide I don't want to pay for it and go back to my Hiromoto. As much as I want to work towards relegating my Hiromoto to house knife duty I'll save the $350 or whatever it is. As to having my Hiromoto at home, my wife touch it. She has her own Santoku that she loves. She is also afraid of my knives so it'll be fine.