The Wusthof in drawer block is the most handy "block" I've used. It is too short for anything over 240, but it works great for what it is.
I don't have enough counter space to have a bulky ass block taking up a bunch of room and I have to many knives for a block anyway. I made some nice Oak magnetic strips for the wall.
Having a Boardsmith vertical knife block helps with this problem. Especially with larger knives.
No... No... No... It depends if you are north or south or the equator! Kind of like the toilet flushing opposite direction when you are in Australia! :spin chair: