I just went back and re-read my post too and I'm a bit baffled.
I took a very factual and neutral position on the Cut-Co Knives.
I said that they were designed for Home Cooks--That is 100% True.
I said they were Designed for Folks who lack sharpening Skills--Again Totally True.
I said that From What I read here--Most people seem to prefer Softer Knives--Again totally true.
Sorry if you took offense but stating Facts did not seem to me to be out of line.
I actually thought that I was making it crystal clear that products aimed at average users should not be judged like products made for Professionals.
I have found that there are a number of different Kitchen knife users.
1. Mom or Dad just making a dinner and never even thinking about the knife they use.
2. Folks that have a bit more interest in Cooking and do want a sharper knife but have no idea about Kitchen knives and what they are supposed to do.
3.Folks that have a very Strong interest in Home Cooking and want to be Creative and also want the same equipment that they see on the Food channels--But Still have no Clue beyond--I saw Rachel Ray using it so it must be Good.
4.Folks that have all the interest of the folks I mention in Number 3 but have done a bit of research and want better knives for the kitchen and are keenly interested in learning how to use them.
5.Folks that like Sporting knives and want to use knives of the same Quality in their Home kitchen.
6.Real Knife Enthusiasts that HAVE taken the Time to learn about Kitchen Knives and have learned or are learning How to sharpen them
7.Professional that use knives for a living.
8. Professionals that have a keen interest in Kitchen knives and have moved on from the French and German Style knives.
Cut-Co's market are loosely defined in numbers 1 thru 4.
I don't think I am taking Sides in any of this and passing on facts are usually welcome.
In my entire post the only opinion I gave was that I would not be Caught Dead with one.
The Rest is Factual.
Again--If I came on too Strong--I apologize but I really can't see where I did.
I actually thought I was doing the opposite.