OK, I finally messed around with mine yesterday. These bad boys are big, but hey, that's what we were hoping for!
1. The handles seem quite solid, but I wouldn't move the pot with them when full.
2. The metal seems a bit thin; it doesn't have a really 'sturdy' feel to it. The thickness is probably about the same as one of my 5 gallon pots. In other words, more than adequate for holding the liquid. On heat transfer, see #3 and #4.
3. On one batch of beer, I cranked my Blichmann burner to full out heat and has zero issues with scorching.
4. On another batch, I used a stainless hop filter and allowed it to rest on the bottom of the pot. Scorching did ensure underneath it. Do not put solid materials on the bottom of the pot! *note: I had the Blichmann at 100% for this as well.
5. Removing the sticker was a bit tricky until I remembered a trick--I dabbed some olive oil onto the sticker, which helps to dissolve the glue's solvent. Then some dish soap took care of the rest, easy peasy.
6. Even on a 5 gallon batch the boil foam reached to 3/4 full.....scary stuff!
7. Boil off with the Blichmann and this pot seems to be about 2.5-3 gallons an hour o.O
The pics attached are for the pot on the Blichmann burner with roughly 5.5 gallons in the pot.
Hope that helps!