Quick summary: Nice non-stick pan that feels beautiful in the hand and works great. High-quality product.
"Jack of all trades, master of none" would be my current opinion of this pan.
So there is definitely a place for it in my kitchen, and it is actually still my most-frequently-used pan.
After more than 2 years, it appears that while the non-stick properties do degrade somewhat after the first 6-9 months or so of regular use, it is very durable once in that state. The degraded non-stick Beka pan is still much better than a worn-out Teflon pan, and much easier to clean up than a stainless steel pan. So far it has handled high-temperature cooking well, which Teflon and lesser ceramic pans cannot do.
I wanted a non-"Teflon" ceramic-coated non-stick pan since I occasionally accidentally overheat my pans, which destroys "Teflon" (generic name: PTFE) Most "Teflon-free" nonstick pans use the same exact chemical as Teflon (PTFE), just manufactured by a company other than Dupont, so "Teflon-free" nonstick is almost always a marketing trick unless the coating is ceramic (several expensive non-stick pan-makers are guilty of misleading marketing to the point of fraud because the products are virtually the same as $30 pans). But most ceramic-coated nonstick pans use a thin layer of non-stick ceramic on top of anodized aluminum, which isn't hard enough so the brittle ceramic coating cracks quickly. Such pans typically only last a few months.
I was originally going to buy a Beka Vita pan due to the stainless steel construction (harder, plus I don't want aluminum leaching into my food), but when I read up on PEO aluminum I realized that Beka had made the correct decision in using that material for its higher-end product.
The key to this product which sets it apart from the competition is Plasma Electrolytic Oxide Aluminum, which provides a hard enough under-layer to prevent the ceramic coating from rapidly flaking off like competing products. PEO Aluminum is harder than steel and won't leach into food unless the ceramic coating is mostly destroyed to the point that you'd probably throw the pan away anyway (I would not use non-coated anodized aluminum cookware, or non-hardened aluminum cookware). PEO Aluminum is basically a super-thick anodized aluminum oxide coating, dozens of times thicker than cheaper anodizing processes, which means that the surface is extremely durable by comparison.
Aluminum oxide ceramic is otherwise known as sandpaper grit - very hard stuff and a good choice for binding another ceramic to a metal pan.
I'll be using this primarily to cook eggs nearly every day.
UPDATE 12/31/2011: New Year's eve and the pan is still working fine. I have treated it as carefully as I would treat a cheap Teflon pan (no metal utensils, hand washing) and it's rewarded me with working well.
UPDATE 1/1/2012: Apparently, you are not supposed to use non-stick spray with non-stick ceramic pans - the spray can ruin pans. They are not compatible. I found this out after reading someone else's review of non-stick ceramic cookware. Not an issue for me because I never liked the thought of spraying silicone on my food... Nothing magical in those cans, so I just use a bit of oil instead and pass on the other chemicals.
UPDATE 3/4/2012: Well, the non-stick properties of this pan appear to have gone south somewhat. That is unfortunate. I was hoping that it would last longer and I always treated it with care, but it's full non-stick properties ended up lasting about as long as any other non-stick pan I've ever used. It's still a decent pan and it looks OK and the ceramic layer appears intact, but it doesn't really behave like a non-stick pan anymore. Considering that the non-stick properties of the ceramic coating apparently will not last for years, probably it would make sense to use the cheaper stainless-steel product.
UPDATE 1/17/2013: I'm still using this pan daily and have been treating it rougher (searing steaks on high, using plastic scrub pads, etc...) and it hasn't gotten any worse over the past year. Perhaps this heavily-used pan is not as non-stick as a new Teflon pan, but after an initial degradation in the non-stick qualities over 6 months, it does seem to be quite durable.