Well, here I was getting ready to blast some "opinions" on how to cook steaks and y'all did it for me.
I have ate Kobe beef and it was in Japan with my partner in crime. Hold yer hats kids. It's not all that and a bag of chips. Yes, it was good. The best? Not by a long shot but, it was still good. I know several talented chefs from Europe that have gone to school at Le Cordon Bleu in France as well as a few locals that went to the CIA and they all pan fry at times with a finish in the oven if needed.
And IMHO as well as theirs Bobby Flay and the others mentioned are at best what professionals call "media chefs". Most are faces with no talent. Oh you get an odd one out with talent such as Miss Julia(child) but most are in the real world of chefs opinion, "chefs" for the amateur cooks to watch on tv.