I like to cook, like to bake, and as a SAHM usually cook all three meals every day, and I hate our gas stove. We had electric, but when it died, years of reading cookbooks extolling the benefits of gas made me get a gas one. IMO, there aren't any benefits, or not enough. Yes, I can broil. But I rarely do, because it's messy w/ the splatters and all. Yes, I can minutely adjust the stovetop temp for fussy sauces, but I never make any fussy sauces. The oven takes forever to heat up--easily twice the time as my builder-grade original electric, and it drastically loses heat when the door is opened. The kicker for me was a NYT article about toxins in the home, and of course they mentioned a gas oven as in the top 5. You need to have very good ventilation, a really good fan that you run every time you use it, and vent it outside which we don't. When he read the article my husband was ready to replace the stove, but since it's new and I'm cheap we're keeping it, although because of that article I'm afraid to run the self-cleaning cycle. Ever. So my oven is pretty messy. IMHO, electric is superior.