I think you are on the right track. I personally haven't used the newer fine diamond hones and have read that they do have a break in time frame. You may be making just a little too big of a jump from coarse diamond to fine ceramic though. I think I'd add a fine diamond then the fine ceramic. I'm a big fan of the ceramic hones for finishing. I just really like the feedback I get from ceramic hones. Diamonds are my choice for coarse as well due to them staying flat and they will grind just about anything quickly. My own little personal rule has been anything over 1000 grit I go ceramic. Anything under 1000 grit I've gone with diamonds. I was tempted to try the higher grit diamonds at one time but my sharpening took a very different turn and now I use a belt sander for most all sharpening except touchups.I haven't used my water stones in a very long time. Truthfully they work great but I just got tired of the mess and flattening.I should probably sell them.