suitably vague. What steel, what rockwell hardness?
Fissler makes 3 lines: perfection, passion and persimmon. Ok, I made-up that last one. Woot- you looking for writers?
X50CrMoV15, it says so on the blade in one of the pictures.
In their other knife series with the same steel they claim Rockwell hardness of 58. Typically X50CrMoV15 is 54-56.
The other knife line is "perfection".
The price is a bit higher than the going price as it would be sold in Germany at Amazon.de, currently EUR 243,95 http://www.amazon.de/Fissler-8803606001-Messerblock-7-teilig-Bestehend/dp/B0026P383S
The math - Euro 243,95 includes 19% VAT (a bit different tax type, think of it as the European sales tax on steroids), so before VAT it is exactly Euro 205. Now use the dollar conversion rate of your choosing and compare.
Or in short - not the greatest deal in the world, but definitely a decent knife set depending on your needs.
Main differences: Does not need to be pampered as much as an Asian style knife set, but does not retain the edge as well either, so will need resharpening more often.
I have a bunch of nice knifes, but often I am too lazy to use them since I know I would not have the patience cleaning them properly, so sometimes it is a cheap ceramic knife or a for simple jobs and done with it for me.
Really, it depends on what you want. Not everybody needs a Shun or better knife set.