I felt like a troll on youtube after wading through the videos from ATK and commenting. -Especially when it came to their product reviews! Seriously some of the most idiotic crap came out of their mouths and it all smacked of paid advertising. My internal lie detector even kept going off.
The best knives are going to depend on the user, and the applications. Sadly I see even professionals using knives with the wrong techniques for the particular knife style. Even the higher priced knives will mix the wrong handle and blade geometry with the type of knife.
It's not time to consider the best knife (for you) until you learn basic knife skills, maintenance, blade geometries, some metallurgy, and handle designs. When you see knives used on cooking shows; it's intentional. When you buy the knife; you're partly paying for that subtle ad while far cheaper knives tend to rate higher in customer reviews.
I wouldn't say get dollar store knives, but Chicago Cutlery, Farberware Pro, and Victorinox all make very nice Chef's knives for a sweet price. I wouldn't use these brands for Japanese style knives, and I wouldn't guess that Japanese make decent Euro/Ameri Chef's knives.