We own the 6 inch chef's knife from Shun, same line as is being sold, and it is fantastic. We paid about $100 for it, and it is the only knife I need. Although the set being sold is an amazing bargain, it's also overkill for most cooks. I looked into chef recommendations before I bought, and in two separate articles the 7 inch santoku from Shun was named as the ideal if-you-only-bought-one, buy-this-one knife. One professional chef gave a $400 knife a higher recommendation, but that's not even in the same league, so I don't think that's a fair comparison. Maybe if I won the lottery.
If you're looking for a real bargain, though, a couple weeks later I bought a ceramic Yoshi knife just to for the kick of trying something new. I'd never used a ceramic blade. I found one for a little over $10. After several months of daily use, it has actually stayed sharper than the Shun and is currently my go-to knife for most kitchen jobs. I expect it will break eventually, given that ceramic is brittle, and indeed the tip has already chipped. That hasn't impaired its ability to slice through anything like butter, though.
I am impressed and happy with my Shun, but if you're looking for just a good slicing knife and don't mind being gentle with the blade (store it protected in a block or sheath), try the Yoshi first. The handle is round, large, and plastic, but the blade is every microgram as sharp as a Shun.