This is a very good pan, overall superior to other non-stick springform pans that I have used.
The handles are an excellent feature.
I have used other non-stick springform pans (without handles) for years, and I never knew what I was missing until I got this pan with the handles. Of course, it has only been until recently that I have started using a water bath for cheesecake. I have tried using a springform pan, without the handles, to make a cheesecake in a water bath, and it is a little bit of a hassle to remove the pan from the bath. The handles make this task much easier.
And, yes, the water bath is worth the effort.