Jon has very specific and direct knowledge of Yoshihiro knives. At the time of his comments he was selling them. He can always be depended on to give a very frank and unvarnished assessment of the products he sells. Jon's opinions have never been shown to be anything less than honest and unbiased. If anything, his reputation is as a guy who bends over backwards to be honest and unbiased. Frankly, he's a guy who generally shies away from speaking negatively about other vendors and their products, and certainly doesn't make personal attacks on other members.
I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.
i'm of firm belief that if you cant sharpen yourself or have the means to get it sharpened by someone who can on a regular basis, you really shouldn't be getting any knives nicer than a victorinox.