I'm sure there will be a lot of Japanese Knife Fans that have their favorite brand/line. Mcusta Zanmai is by far my favorite for this price range. These knives do not go on sale as often Shun and Miyabi.
You will find the set is already on sale for $100 less than typical retail price. The additional $59.99 will be applied at checkout (site wide 20% holiday savings)...not sure how long this will last, so YMMV and good luck.