I have a couple of Shuns (classic pairing knife and a pro usuba) and it'll be time to sharpen soon. Why do people hate Shun's so much? Is it the actual VG-10 steel or that they are mass-produced, overpriced and use western profiles? Is sharpening VG-10 steel any different from any other type of steel?
I love my Shun pairing knife and I like the Usuba (although in hindsight I should have bought a "true" usuba with a completely flat profile but oh well) so I don't understand why people shun shun's (no pun intended) unless sharpening is a nightmare.