I guess I'm a 'foodie', although I like the cooking aspect even more then the eating. Got into the knife world because I was unhappy with the german knives I had been using for years. In addition to learning better cutting techniques, I was seeking knives that would help speed prep up a bit, as it sucks to get home from a long day and work then spend 1-1/2 hours pulling together dinner.

Found out about custom makers, etc., and it got embarrasing after that point