I'm looking at getting my first set of stones. I've been mulling over some choices. I'm looking for S&G or permasoak stones. Don't want to break the bank but don't want to be disappointed. I have a Takamura Chromax (high HRC, I think it's A2 steel?) Gyuto and a Wusthof Grand Prix II 6" Chef's knife. I'll eventually be adding more knives of the carbon or powdered steel (R2?) variety. I've been thinking of: 1. Beston 500, Bestor 1200, Rika 5k (or 6k?) 2. Naniwa SS 400, SS 1000 (or 2000?) and SS 5000? 3. Budget options Cerax 1/3k or 1/6k, Imanishi 1/6k, king 1/6k (this one sounds like it'll probably disappoint). I really want to keep it as cheap as possible without disappointing. Splash n go or permasoak.