I lost my CI skillets in a divorce settlement years ago. There wasn't a custody battle in the courts but he did hide them and I was never able to find them. It worked out okay, because I kept his beloved furniture dolly that was worth a lot more
I still haven't bought a new one for some strange reason. But at culinary school I fell in love with french steel and my DH (the good and forever one
) bought me a set of two. I use them in the same way and you just have to be careful because they are thinner than CI but I love the burnt on flavours that come from burgers, bacon, etc.
I am still a fan of cast iron and will probably some day end up with it again.