Tojiro DP's are really good knives - period. They will easily "grow" with a set like Mark suggested. The F-808 8" Chef is a really fun knife to use. I often take it out of my knife drawer for all kinds of prep tasks - and it sits next to Kono HD and Masakage Yuki Gyutos. Enough said
P.S. My wife is starting to use it more and more as well, since it's an easy transition from our Henckels 8" Chef. She likes it
. I did have to gently school her on a better way to break down a head of cauliflower after she started prying it with the Tojiro, like she used to with the Henckels.