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I wanted to thinly slice meat and cheese, and uniformly slice homemade bread, with minimal clean-up (i.e. as opposed to an electric food slicer.) This knife has largely met those needs. The blade itself has kept an edge nicely (no need to apply the honing/sharpening rod, after 2 years of occasional use,) and the knife is light in my hands.
However, an electric food slicer produces thinner slices for meats and cheeses; raw meat often crumbles or tears if I try to slice too thinly with this knife. If I use it several days in a row, my manual skill improves and results are better and more consistent, which wouldn't be an issue with an electric slicer.
Still, I'm happy with it because the proof is in usage: I never hesitate to pull it out, even for a small slicing job, knowing that clean-up is a breeze. The slicing guide has not loosened or otherwise deteriorated with time. There are more affordable options, but I prefer German steel. I would have liked a full tang blade at this price, however.