I definitely enjoy my thermapen. Steaks and burgers I normally temp by feel. What I love it for is poultry. It is nice and fast. I also use it for probe testing on items like brisket, boneless pork butts, etc.
My roommate uses it to temp his homebrew beer as well as making sure his kegarator still maintains temps. He also uses it to temp steaks/burgers whenever he cooks.
The durability is there. I have left mine outside overnight a few times after a few too many road sodas. I woke up the next morning with the morning dew on it and it worked flawlessly.
And of course the other colors don't perform anywhere close to the World's Fastest Blue Thermapen.
*Weber Mini WSM* *Weber Touch and Go Performer X3* *Sublime Smoke UDS* *Maverick ET-732 * World's Fastest Blue Thermapen **Pitmaster IQ110*