I really like the insulated ones. I don't have nearly as much trouble with bisquits and cookies burning on the bottom.
I use those for baking only.
I have two very high quality older ones that were my mothers, and they have stood up to the test of time.
I have four more "el cheapos", that you could certainly categorize as scary. I cover those with foil and use for greasy things.
I'd love to go to a restaurant supply store some time, Michael. You'd never get me out of there!