I'm wondering....how many people live in Doc's household? How much use would these pans get?
I live alone, and some mid-price range stuff from Wal-mart works wonderfully well for me. I bought a good set about seven years ago, and the teflon is still awesome and is in tact, The only issues I have is that the handles tend to get loose somewhat quickly. However...that's what screwdrivers are for.
I'm with CRZ. He was an unintelligible maniac on Conac, cursing pointlessly and jittering in regard to nothing. The man has probably written five or six relevant paragraphs since the publication of The Great Shark Hunt.