All right, so I've personally never been into the idea of using cookware that I couldn't actually wash. However, my boyfriend loves the idea of using a cast iron pan, and his birthday is coming up. I've searched around and found a lot of choices, and I'm not sure what to go for. One, I'm not sure what brand to buy if I buy one brand new. On the other hand, I read somewhere that it isn't necessarily a bad idea to buy an old one as it comes "pre-seasoned." Any words of wisdom on this would be greatly appreciated!