Thanks Lefty that pretty much made the decision for me.
Trigger pulled and knife ordered - hopefully it will turn up in time for my birthday on Tuesday. Big thanks to my girlfriend for a lovely present.
So now any advice on what I need to do to look after this knife (it being my first experience with carbon) will be doubly welcome.
Please also feel free to chime in with any more "This is a great knife you are going to love it" style comments though!
I came here asking for advice on a $60 Henckels 3 months ago, and now have (or nearly have) north of $300 of knives, and am considering a honesuki from Jon Broida! I might have to stop this, I mean I can't even cook.