Never an electric sharpener. And if you buy a decent knife, the pull-through types are not great if they have the steel teeth. The ceramic rod pull-through sharpeners are ok if you must.
I am liking the Wicked Edge, Edge Pro or even a Lansky System for ease of use. I use stones, but, that is a bother.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."