Found an old crate and barrel gift card and needed a new paring knife (my good one is too long and my short one sucks) so I though I would see what they had.
Did not like the shun at all. The blade felt oddly proportioned and the asymmetrical handle didn't make sense on a paring knife that you might hold in different ways.
Had originally planned to grab the wusthof classic 3.5inch since it's a pretty good knife (and my parents had one, so it is basically exactly what pops into my mind when I think paring knife). Ended up liking the handle on the wusthof ikon a lot better even though it looks a little funny. It also benefits from not having the full bolster so sharpening should be easier.
While I was there, I tried the ikon chef's knife and thought it was nice...I still need to find somewhere around here where I can play with some of the japanese knives, but I wouldn't mind owning the ikon.
I grabbed an 8 inch Ikon a week or so ago and I'm very pleased with it. Probably grab the pairing knife eventually, too. The handle is perfect on this thing.