My daughter uses Circulon and tells me that the cooking surface isn't a cleaning a problem.
Why would it be? It's a high quality nonstick surface.
She also says when cooking eggs the ridges aren't a problem.
My thoughts are that this is Circulon's top line cookweare and should compete very well with any other cookware in it's price range.
My daughter has Circulon Style which was thier top of the line when she bought it plus a few pieces of Circulon professional and they all performe very well.
also-my sister has some Circulon pieces and is very happy with it.