I purchased this pan last Christmas (2007) locally for about $25. I had a pricey square Calphalon pan that we used but found it to be on the small size for cooking family meals. This larger round version is our favorite and is the pan that we reach for first when searching for a grill pan. The lighter version doesn't seem to make a difference in cooking & the pan cleans nicely. Our use is not limited to hamburgers. Try bacon, other meats & even sliced veggies.
2/9/2010: We are still using this pan 3-4 times/week. It is holding up very well & still cleaning up nicely.