I went ahead and bought her the set.
The set she received as a wedding present 11 years ago had the non-stick coating.
It is what she is use to.
She can always exchange it though if she wishes.
I agree with you.
Like you, I do most of my cooking in cast iron cookware.
I have my great grandmother's dutch oven (about 100 years old and cooks the BEST pot roast).
The lid that goes to it is a shallow frying pan that seals in the steam.
I have two round spiders that are used every day.
They are great for frying toast.
My mother-in-laws frying pan, a smaller one I bought at a yard sale, and a six inch one that I found among my parents belongings.
Seasoned just right, even eggs don't stick.