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.
Sizzler. I would tip. Soup Plantation / Hometown Buffet / Chinese Buffet: Normally I'll do the "leave a buck" tip. Vegas Buffet: For me it would depend on where the buffet was. Restuarants with Food Runners: I wouldn't tip here.