I was really intrigued by the concept of the ceramic pans over Teflon because my Teflon pans need to be replaced over two to three years. Plus, I'm into being more "green."
In looking up articles about them, I saw several people posting about an off-taste - especially when cooking eggs. I also saw several articles about the ceramic breaking/cracking and so I stopped looking. I love my cast iron pans, but they are very heavy.
My grandmother had two cast iron pans that were a lighter weight. They were very thin and did not retain heat like the heavier pans, but I will hang on to them for when the day comes that I cannot lift the regular pans. I did notice that there are several light weight cast iron sources on Amazon. (Just search for light-weight cast iron.) You might want to look into them.
A little bit Ginger. A little bit Mary Ann.