I thought I'd update you all on what I finally bought! Well, I didn't buy any set at the end of the day
I collected hard anodized pots and pans from different stores ( TJmaxx and Marshalls..etc) for a MUCH BETTER price!! I got 3 peices from KA, 3 Peices from cusinart and 2 peices calphalon--all hard anodized. Well I LOVE THEM ALL
I can't even say which is better, Calphalon was the most expensive but quality-wise, it's the same as KA and Cuisinart.
The best thing was I got to chose the peices I really know I need the most in my kitchen. The set had a couple of peices which are not really essential. I know they don't look as neat as full set, but I compromised that
I wanted to thank everyone for helping me out. I got great advice here
Thank you again!!