Sure, you can get a vintage Gris or Wagner if you can find them at antique shops and tag sales. I have several pieces and they're great! Nothing wrong with Lodge either, especially when you can get the five-piece set for 70 bucks, like you can on amazon right now. I've bought that set too, and they're great, but they are cast differently and aren't as smooth as vintage pieces. Does it matter when you're cooking? Most likely not, unless you're Julia Child. The Finex looks sweet, and it's an American company. Yeah, expensive, but I can't find it anywhere for less than 300 bucks.