Shun is not overpriced. Regardless of one's personal preferences about the profile, the fit and finish is where a lot of the time and money goes. They are all finished very well, and I've never seen one that was dull OOTB.
Overpriced performance-wise? That's an entirely different discussion, and is still an opinionated one. I will argue that the thinness behind the edge is actually pretty good. The blade profile of most Shun knives makes them not the choice for professional kitchens. That being said, what other options do home cooks have for nice knives with no learning curve? Most people don't have the counter space, or time, to devote to long pointy knives; Shun has their own niche in the market and I think they fit it quite well.
I do realize this thread gave Shun more love than it's ever seen on a professional knife forum, ever, and I just wanted to take this opportunity to clear up the last few confusions for people.
Shun: Great knife for someone who wants a nice knife but doesn't care about knives really.
Global: Drop the price about 50 bucks and we can talk.
Cutco: You mention this name whilst in my presence again and I'll cut your f**king jacobs off!!