When our non-stick bought when we were first married non-stick saute pan started to peel, etc. I looked at FALK and decided it was just too much money...(we have the Falk Saucier) and went with the 5 ply M'Cook hammered finish stainless steel 5.8qt Saute pan from Mauviel.
The high sides of this pan really help hold the spatter, etc...the range is cleaner when using this pan..
The construction is great (not quite the jewel-like precision of the Falk), but its still hand-made by craftsmen in Mauviel's Normandy factory. Its lighter than I thought it would be.
We have CIA pans that are 7 ply and those are heavier..
This pan is beautiful - heats really evenly (no hot spots all over 28mm of pan bottom) and is half the cost of the Falk.
Its our new favorite stainless steel piece