Funny, I was literally just looking at irons - and put a couple on my wish list at Amazon! It seems people either love their Rowenta's - or they hate them. But I guess that is like most things these days. Household appliances just aren't made like they used to be made. I am thinking I wouldn't rule out a Rowenta - but it would have to be a really good sale/price so that I am not spending much more than I would usually spend on an iron.
This Black and Decker one seems to have very good reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-D...s=rowenta+iron
I am thinking - sometimes you get lucky with irons, sometimes not so much!