Its a well known fact that to stay viable in business, one must reinvent themselves from time to time; its called the Madonna formula...lol
It seems Henckels has done a good job keeping up with the growing trend towards J-knives with the Miyabi line (which I think still needs some work; terrible handles), use of much harder steels, thinner blades, and teaming up with Kramer.
I don't think Wusthof has done anything to sway any of us their way. Although I heard they are hardening their steel more, is this enough?
What I don't want to see is a poorly done ripoff of a J-knife......