A pot of oatmeal simmering on the CC: the heart is resuscitated!
Ahh.... I had to actually turn the simmer up. And when I did, the flame was so responsive!
It's hard to know what you don't know -- I didn't know it wasn't just me, that I wasn't just picky and with too-high expectations. I did notice the stove wasn't particularly sharp in its responses, though I couldn't put that name to it. And I didn't know to expect differently. But I did wonder what the big deal was about, changing temperatures was a rather sloppy, dicey fiddle.
This is not true anymore. Minute twist, locked-in response. Maybe it was worth 4K?
I know that somewhere deep inside I am really, really happy to be able to provide the foods that support my family again.