While most reviewers have gotten the facts straight, others are either reviewing the wrong product or are living on another planet. A few points:
*The interior of this pan is ENAMEL, a lot like the working surfaces of your teeth. Do your teeth do a good job for you? Probably yes. Have you ever had something stick to your teeth? Probably yes.
*The negative reviewer who said that the nonstick coating was peeling off must be unaware that there is no such coating.
*The negative reviewer who said that everything sticks and the pan must need to be re-seasoned is not dealing with an enameled pan.
*The negative reviewer who said that bacon would not crisp to the edges must be putting cold bacon into a cold pan, or cooking over a candle.
Beyond the cooking surface, a few more points:
*The cast iron core takes longer to come up to temperature than other materials, and also retains heat longer.
*Cast iron is heavy, which is good for reaching high temperatures, and not so good in any other way.
I use this pan often enough to leave it out on the stove, where it looks great. Cleanup is no harder than with any other pan I have. If I've let it sit overnight or longer, I reheat it a bit, wipe out with a paper towel, then let it soak in soap and warm water for an hour or so. It then cleans up with a scrubbing sponge.
It's great for searing and cooking meats, and develops a good "fond", or foundation for a pan sauce. I don't use metal utensils in it, or steel pads to clean it. One drawback is that you can't do a chef's flip for smaller foods, because it's too heavy, and the handle is too short for tossing.
With the rubber handle cover and the domed glass lid, I also use this pan as a wok and a tagine. It's my go-to choice, and looks great after a year of use.
UPDATE JANUARY 2012: Two years now and going strong. I treat this pan with less TLC now than I did when it was new, and it doesn't seem to mind. A few scratches on the bottom, but the interior is perfect. The rubber sheath for the handle is getting looser, and I might need to replace it after a while.