So given that I feel I have the correct sharpening tool for the job, when everything is considered, S110V is likely the best 'value' because it can be maintained rather easily once it is re-profiled and can go for far more than twice the length of time than more 'normal' steels (like VG-10, 154CM, etc) before I feel it requires a sharpening. I don't quantify when steel needs to be re-sharpened as Cliff has done (more or less) in his cutting tests, so that is subjective.
If one wanted to maintain that initial sharpness, that would change things. If one wanted an angle less than 15DPS, that would change. If one used something like a Sharpmaker (which is far more affordable) and given that the Diamond rods are currently the best there are for re-profiling, the choice would change.
I like both high and low carbide steels. Sometimes it's nice to have a screaming sharp knife. Other times it's nice to be able to cut all day and not worry about having to re-sharpen later.