I bought a pretty cheap one about 6 years ago and it is absolutely falling apart. The keypad where you set the oven temperature only works on rare occasions so I'm stuck cooking everything at 350.
We decided that instead of doing a major kitchen remodel that we'd do a mini remodel and get higher quality appliances. I'm really looking at Bluestar but that Aga is just so sexy that I couldn't just click past without learning more.
We went to an appliance store last weekend and Mr. B fell hard for a $13,000 Miele range, which is about $10,000 over what we consider a very healthy oven budget. Everything looks dowdy to him now.