I have had these knives now for just coming up to 18 months now.
I will be honest and say that when I first purchased this set of kitchen knives that I was very happy with my purchase. Nice weight to them, good looking knife block was a nice touch and looked good in the kitchen.
Bearing in mind these knives are dishwasher safe, I wanted to point out that they rust incredibly easily along the blade(s), meaning they require a good scrub with one of the green scouring pads (non-metallic ones to avoid scratching the surface of the steel, causing more damage, thus more rust). I think it is safe to assume the these knives are not made from a high quality stainless-steel - hence the rusting.
When using the knives for chopping, one of the smaller knives chipped down near the handle end of the blade. Now although this is not a major issue as it does not effect the cutting action of the knife in any way, it still shows what poor quality these knives are.
And to add salt to the wound, Halloween 2011, not 18 months into owning these knives, my wife was cutting out a pumpkin (simple face pattern with triangular eyes), the large chef's knife snapped right on it's tip. Now we all know that pumpkins are not particularly hard, and it was just a case of piercing the pumpkin and pulling straight back out, so no real sidewards strain/pressure on the blade to cause it to snap.
Overall, I am very dissapointed that this set lasted not even 18 months. In fact, less than that when we first started seeing the poor quality of the manufacturing of this set of knives.
My advice - keep looking. There must be many better sets of kitchen knives out there.