I wonder if the Damascus you enjoy the balance of is western or wa. I'm thinking western, and if so, going to a wa is going to change that balance.
You chose the western carbon misono, western carbon kikuichi, wa carbon yusuke...
Tim gave you the run down on those.
If you're sticking western, I'd choose Misono over Kikuichi, but I'd go stainless-clad-AOS Hiromoto http://www.chefknivestogo.com/higy21.html
. The soft cladding will give you more protection on the line, less exposed carbon to care for & Aogami Super to play with!
I find when you have to wipe the whole blade - it takes two hands. With a stainless clad, you can have your wipe towel setup somewhere stationary in your station & swipe the blade edge on it with just one hand. You know how important a free hand is...