Thing is, you will feel a lot better about winter once you have a few of these.
Thing also is, you may feel even better about the rest of the year.
Sure it's great for stew -- dare we say it's amazing for stew? But then you use it for a Buddha bowl in the spring, and love it. Gazpacho in the summer, fresh peaches in August. It becomes a catch-all for your diet. What did you even use before this? Soon you may find yourself eating lasagna from a bowl. Actually, now it's how I prefer.
Some classics never go out of style. And some styles make it a classic.
Approximately 4"x6" with a base you can hang on to as you eat.