Hello good people! I'm new to this forum. I call myself an at-home cook, but I'm not sure if I'm worthy of the title. I love to cook, people like to eat my food, and I like to experiment so hopefully that is good enough! I have found myself at a crossroads. I am 28 years old and ready to purchase my first set of quality cookware. That's right! I'm done with the walmart pots and pans in a box. They served their purpose, but I'm officially 2 years away from 30 and it's time to take my cooking (and my cookware) to the next level. I mean, I'll be a grandmother one day (no kids yet, but whatever) and they'll expect granny to be able to whip them up something tasty! So with that being said, I recently went shopping at Macy's and I was completely overwhelmed. I kinda liked the Anolon ($299) on sale, but I just don't know what to do.....Can someone provide me with a little guidance? I don't want to spend thousands of dollars. I want a nice set, but keep in mind I'm just leaving Walmart brands, so anything will probably look and feel nice to me =) At the same time though, I want something worth my investment, that will last for several years, and that I can sort of grow into as I learn how to be an even better cook. I'm hoping you guys/gals can help! By the way, I thought I should add that I like easy clean up, I'll be cooking on an electric stove, and I'm used to cooking with non-stick cookware.