OK, so after returning my 10" Zwilling Kramer to Cutleryandmore a couple weeks ago, I finally decided on the new Tojiro Senkou 240 mm gyuto from them. Just arrived. I have to say, my initial impressions are very good. Fit and finish issues with the DP are solved I think with the Senkou style. Micarta handle is round and smooth. From the pictures one might think it a strange, maybe quirky design, but it feels natural in my hand (I could use just a hair more width, but it's still quite comfortable). Blade arrived very sharp. Damascus pattern is beautiful but subtle (not, in other words, like a Shun). Very thin profile. Absolutely smooth transition from blade to bolster to handle. I've only cut up a melon so far, and it was noticeably easier than my well sharpened Forschner or my previous Kramer. I think this might do the trick. Thanks for all your help.
P.S. I know some of you recommended the Miyabi 7000MC, and that may be better steel (or at least harder steel for sure), but I just find the knife butt ugly. Just couldn't talk myself into it. Maybe I'll change my mind in time. Would help if I could handle one some day.
P.P.S. Customer service at Cutleryandmore is out of this world. They really want you to be happy with a purchase. They called me in response to my email about the Kramer, asked by the way I use a knife, and were clear that if I didn't like my next purchase, I should return it, no questions asked. Impressive.