As I was typing on another thread, it spurred a question. Do you recall how you came to the CH cookware subforum. Anybody who participates here has to take take it as a hobby to want to just YAK about cookware ;-0
For me, I think it started like probably most people. Getting serious into cooking, buying 1st cookware pieces, understanding of pros/cons of different materials, the reaction of food with said materials, etc, etc.
Sometimes you have to have bad cookware, mediorce cookware experiences to see where spending $$$$ net's you that extra 5% performance.
I guess I'm having a philosophical moment right now. In that other thread where there is a complete curated list.....part of the beauty for me is learning the facets of each piece so as I buy things for my ownership to Use (use being a key word), I'm understanding the reasonings why I have X and X.
At the end of the day, anyone reading this is probably a enthusiast, while 99% of the consumer market is more than happy with their 10 piece caphalon cookware set, and their 15 piece wusthof cutlery set.
At the end of the day, it's the food on the table that counts.
OK, flame suit on.