I love this skillet. This is my first All-Clad purchase. I have a traditional pots/pans set (Belgique) that I have been using for over 15 years with no problem. But until now, I have used a non-stick skillet for everything I needed a (large) skillet for. And every 2-3 years, I need to get a new non-stick skillet because the surface gets scratched. My first choice would have been from the traditional All-Clad series, but the MC2 line was on sale. I cook nearly every day, and the skillet has been exceptional. It heats evenly, not too quickly, does not have hot/hence sticky spots and food makes a wonderful fonde. It is not a non-stick skillet, so don't expect it to clean like one. That is the nature of the beast. Depending on what you cook, you may need some elbow grease to clean the pan. I would invest in some Bar Keepers Friend to make cleaning easier. Using this skillet certainly does cut down on the use of my non-stick skillet; in fact I prefer to use the All-Clad skillet because I think it makes the food taste better. It is certainly easier to monitor the cooking process because the pan is not black. So, yes - I would certainly purchase this again, and I am absolutely delighted with it! By the way, I ordered, and received my shipment within a week. Exceptional service form cooking.com.