To the OP, thanks for the equipment review on this. I have to admit that I've been tempted when I've seen it at Target. That freaky guy on TV makes it look so amazing. Watching that guy is like watching a train wreck for me. I'm fascinated by my fascination. So, back to my chef's knife...
I would add that the onion chopper I bought at IKEA was equally useless. I threw it away after one "use". It infuriates me when an object that is specifically designed to do ONE THING ONLY fails miserably. And sadly, most of them do.
__________________ "First we eat, then we do everything else." M.F.K. Fisher