If I were you I would consider the Takeda Gyuto. I like his tall gyutos better than his shorter slicing knives.
Or how about a custom Hiromoto AS? This is a great knife and would really be a great gift for yourself. It's special with a unique handle from Tim Johnson.http://www.chefknivestogo.com/cuhi15pewirh.html
I have a custom hiromoto that another pal of mine did a few years ago and I love that knife.