I'm about pot and paned out, but reading some articles prior to purchasing the saucier I noted a couple of the "authorities" on some of the links I found here on CH, were dead set on rivets.
Now my wife has had the same pots and pans for most of the 40+ years of our married life, they have spot welded handle attachments and plastic handles. I've replaced the plastic handles, but in 40 years only one welded handle sockes has come off and that was when it was droped on a tile floor after almost 40 years of service.
Why are these guys so intent on rivets? I can go either way, in fact the new Viking we bought has rivets and the Demeyere Atlantis is welded. I see the advantage of welded and no rivets to clean around, but that's not a big deal.