It wasn't the cheapest of models, but for some reason I liked it better than the other models with a more traditional (but flimsy looking) lid.
I've already made a batch of rice, which is yummy.
(Although I think I need to learn the rice/water proportions for each different kind of rice. The bottom wound up forming a crunchy crust, although I actually like that, reminds me of the stone pot bibimbop at Dok Suni in NY...)
I think this is going to be a very positive change in my life, especially since I'm still keeping a gluten- and yeast-free diet.