I prefer the TKC as well. As Mark said, the stock handle on the Masamoto VG is better, but that's it's only winning attribute. The TKC has better steel and a grind that's just fabulous. It's not laser thin really, but that's one thing I like about it. It's not workhorse heavy either. It's a perfect balance in between those two labels. It has an ideal profile as well.
The TKC is still one of my favorite knives.