I have amassed a pretty eclectic selection of cookware; sautes, sauce pans, fry pans from makers such as Demeyre, Sitram, Borgeat, Mauviel, Volrath, (ok and All-Clad MC2), etc., and what really got me started was my absolute distaste of All-Clad handles. I think they are the most uncomfortable handle on the planet. I do not understand how they can be so popular yet never feel the need to improve that painful handle design. Anyone else feel the same way, just curious. ok, end of rant, I feel better.