current pan is 8 years old and going strong. cost $20Some of us like the challenge of learning a new technique and not buying something that will get tossed in the landfill in 5 years.
IF I was going to use regular pan I'd use carbon steel.. way easier than SS.
I have beautifully seasoned cast iron I use at my cabin for eggs.. but that is mainly because I only keep 1 pan there.
It feels like you are going the hardest path for the least gain.