I inherited a set of hand-me-down copper bottom pots and pans from my mother, but I never cared for them. They took extra time to keep clean, and I never felt their even-heat quality was as good as claimed.
Now, I prefer the Wearever extra thick aluminum bottom pots. The heavy bottoms look as if they have been welded on seperately, and I can tell that I get an even heating across them.
Never trust a skinny chef!