I ordered this set due to a great deal that was offered a few weeks back, making the set more affordable than the older model. This model, POT412 is the new version (with improved handle shaping and placement-I contacted Cuisinox to ask about the difference). I've always had cheap model Revereware, or bought scratch and dent pans from stores. This is the first nice set of cookware I've ever purchased. And about about price; I checked several places and Overstock price has yet to be beat.