Missy May, that's what we do. One pan at a time. We actually went into a store and handled the pans before deciding to go with the all-clad. FlyGap, if possible find a kitchen supply store near you and actually go in ad touch and handle the pans, find something that is comfortable for you to handle as not all pans are the same.
There are stores out there. More than people realize.
Would love to use cast, but can't. Not with a glass top stove. Can't use the porcelain coated pans either (not like we want to).