Mark, the image 'before' looks more like a cleaver than a gyuto. I did (and do) play with the idea of trying out a Takeda, but I will make sure to have a return option if I were to do so. Did you by any chance measure the thickness of the blade at some closer distance to the edge before you sent it for re-grind?
Hahah, it's not even a gyuto, but a sujihiki. Before the regrind it was slightly over 1 mm at 0.5 cm from the edge... Haven't measured it after the regrind yet, but it looks good to the eye.