I suspect it is not easy to move people on the subject of a pasta pot, but I've gotta tell you about my latest acquisition, the Bialetti. Take a look at the picture. Here are a few of this pot's features:
Oval-shaped to accommodate long pasta like linguine or fettucine
The lid has holes in it, so that you can drain the pasta without needing a colander
The lid locks into place so that it won;t fall off while you are draining the pasta
Handles that do not get hot, so you don't need to use oven-proof pads to hold the pot or the lid
A non-stick finish inside prevents the pasta from sticking to the pan
The metal is aluminum - very lightweight
Available in half a dozen colors to match your kitchen decor
It's cheap (or can be)
Online this pot sells for prices ranging from $29.95 (Amazon) to $79.99. I bought mine slightly used for $20 on eBay. If you cook pasta at least once a month, this is a great deal.
The first time I used the pot, I broke the lid handle trying to lock the lid. (I din't know what I was doing and forced it too hard.) I called the company's US office and asked if I could buy a replacement. Two days later, the part showed up in the mail - no charge. Now that is service!
The literature says the pot is made in Italy, but I'll bet it was designed in Italy and made in China. Otherwise, I can't see how they could sell it for less than 30 bucks. No matter, I guarantee that you will love this pot as much as the pasta you cook in it.