I absolutely adore my LeCreuset! I researched different lines of cookware before settling on LeCreuset, and have no regrets all all. I built my set over a couple of years, buying a piece or two every month from the outlet store.
We have quite a few pieces now (saute pans, Dutch ovens, bouillabaise pot, risotto pot, tea kettle, even the wok) and love all of it. One of my favorites is a long-handled pot whose top is a small enameled frying pan, great for grilled cheese sandwiches or small omelets. My daughter got the only
one of another piece that I still hope to find someday -- it's a really large square enameled cast iron roasting pan, that is lovely for roasting multiple Cornish hens or chickens. We use the LeCreuset for everything -- soups, stews, chili, pan dishes, pretty much whatever we happen to be cooking. Being cast iron, it takes a bit longer for a pot to heat up, but they do hold heat well.
LeCreuset also has a line of wine glasses that I love. Their bakeware is nice too.
One thing to be careful of in purchasing from the outlet store is that they sell "seconds," which means pieces that didn't pass inspection for sale in regular stores. Almost always, this involves very minor defects (such as a tiny barely-visible dot of missing enamel) that don't make any difference, either in appearance or cooking -- but you still want to check and make sure. The outlet store prices are wonderful though, usually at least half off regular retail and often more if you catch a special sale or have a coupon.
Another thing to be careful of is stacking the pieces in your cabinet, as the enamel can scratch. There's a set of pot protectors, not too expensive, that you can place between pieces. Here's the search page on Amazon that has sets at a variety of prices (and Pampered Chef also has them, but don't go by the PC set on the Amazon page which are different and much
more expensive than the set PC sells on their own website):http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=pot+protectors
Last of all, if you have any of the enameled pieces, LeCreseut sells their own enamel cleaner. Stains are usually not a problem -- the stuff cleans like a dream! -- but if you happen to get a stain or two, the cleaner works very well.
Edited for spelling.