I sense a little pizza stone snobbery here. I have two of the Oneida stones and, if you follow the directions on how to use it and take care of it, there shouldn't be any problems. Plus, if it should break for any reason, it's under warranty. Mine is fantastic and, asside from some of the comments I see here, others love it! Sure you can by a Cadillac, but my Volkeswagen works fine, thank you very much.