I'm looking to upgrade my current crappy cookware, and have been doing a lot of reading on the subject. I'm not an overly accomplished cook, but I'm working on it and I do appreciate getting the best, I'd much rather shell out a bit more to get something that will please me for years to come than buying something that's just good enough and will leave me wondering. I'm in love with the thick Mauviel copper, but it's likely I'll get induction later on, so that is out of the question (I currently have a glass plated stove). I'm not necessarily looking to stick with one brand, but I'll let your feedback decide Speaking of which I much appreciate the wealth of knowledge here. It has been a joy spending way too many hours digging through the forums Now, the first thing I realized is that All-Clad is not all it is made up to be, and I've ruled it out (a lot more expensive here in Europe as well..). I've narrowed the list to the mentioned three brands Mauviel, Demeyere and Bourgeat, and would love some feedback and recommendations. I'm heavily leaning towards stainless clad. What are your thoughts regarding the three brands, which line should I choose, and what would you do in my place?