It is worthy!
I bought this to replace my mother's decades-old Shabbat soup pot, which had started to burn along the bottom. I can't say we ask much more of the Big Deal than making and reheating soup, but it does that absolutely beautifully. The pot heats and cooks evenly, retains heat well, and still looks great after more than a year of use. (Plus, the fact that it's a little more squat than other soup pots makes it a bit easier to fit in the fridge.) A worthy addition to our Friday night meals!