Well, you can always ask the EP guys if they will work with you on swapping out what you got if its not really what you needed. They aren't a huge company and usually customer service comes with the territory of not pissing off what few customers you have.
That said, there is a questionnaire stickied in the "kitchen knife" section(this one), and it will help to express your needs without requiring that you learn everything. There are links to definitions for some of the terms to clarify, and if you are thorough in your answers, people will guide you to many a great option!
I'd suggest you make a new thread if you want suggestions like that, or else nobody's going to know you are asking in this thread, because of the title.
If you decide to upgrade your knives and purchase something more high-performance, the basic EP Apex 1 won't cut it anymore(there's the rub!). So you can either see about downgrading your purchase and sharpen up the knives you know well(good option), or you can throw good money after good money and get knives that will appreciate an EP Pro with choseras(which is common advice around here. We're here to enable, not help :P )
I'd suggest you sharpen yours. The difference between a dull knife and a well sharpened one is bigger than the difference between a mass-produced Japanese knife and a mass-produced German one.