1. I'm cracking up laughing. 2. Thanks for the info. I'll definitely NOT go the GreenPan path after reading this stuff. I don't like purchasing for the short term - my cast irons will probably outlast me - and I'm very hard on my pans. 3. The Cuisinart Hard Anodized lasted about 2 years of daily use for me. The edges around the top have worn off and I was looking to replace with something else, but may go back. My Circulon has held up much better, but it's ridged and wouldn't work for omelettes. Toasting nuts and searing scallops - definite yes. 4. I'd love an oven that did 850 - 60 second pizza? YES! 5. You braise brontosaurus. Never fry - they're way too tough.