I like how this post went from one extreme to another and not at one point mentioned what brand was being sold.  AmeriCraft is a brand that I recently purchased, and yes it was pricey.  You should research your products before choosing, and you should know who you are buying from.  KitchenCraft/AmeriCraft have been around for quite sometime and my family has had pans almost 40yrs old purchased from them.  They are true to their lifetime warranty if somehow you warp a pot...