I asked for a cast iron skillet for Christmas and was kindly given a le creuset enameled cast iron pan. However, after reading online about bare cast iron vs. enameled, i think i would have prefered the bare. But, I know that the LC is pretty expensive. Would I be crazy to return it and get a $25 lodge skillet? I have never owned cast iron before, but I like to cook. I wanted cast iron because I don't want the chemicals of teflon. Also, i want to make delicious crusty corn bread and nicely seared beef. Can I still do this in the LC? All the reviews seem to prefer the bare cast iron, so why would anyone pay 4x as much for a not-as-good pan?