This is good to hear.
I received a metal magnetic rack for my birthday, but currently have no place to put it. I'll probably be moving in the next several months so I hope to have a spot in the new place.
FWIW, I keep my knives in the block except for my chef's. It's in a drawer, but it's in a "knife guard": http://www.acemart.com/merchant.mv?S..._Code=FOR47302
; my block only has room for one "big" knife and the santuko lives there right now.
BTW, I love that knife guard for traveling with my knife. Not all of my friends have good knives and cooking at their houses can be a bit of a chore.
I appreciate the opinions!