Also I'm not really a fan but if he'd designed a knife that looked like a variety of j knives he'd be knocked for that too.
The wealthy home cook who wants a step up from shun will love his knives, one of my chefs is slowly collecting the shun collection, they have done Very well in the marketing department.
Maybe start a ken onion q&a thread? that's locked to all replies except ken onion?
Or collect a number of questions and email them to him?
Otherwise I can see a shitstorm of arguing happening.