EDIT: Deal is NOW DEAD, price is $70.
So I've brewed one batch of beer with a smaller than needed pot. It was not fun, constantly stirring and changing the heat level. I've been trying to find a good price on a large pot but have been met with incredibly expensive cookware ($50-150)! I'm actually brewing an Oatmeal Stout this afternoon with a friends 5 gallon pot but came across this fantastic deal on a turkey cooker.
When I was over my dad's friend's house a couple weeks ago he opened my eyes to the fantastic method of brewing outdoor with a propane turkey frier. This thing made everything so much easier. You don't have to worry about the steam/smell filling the house, spills, cramped working spaces, etc. Also the propane setup can heat the wort MUCH faster and you can get almost instantaneous temp control.
So I found this on Amazon and was immediately attracted to the price (but the 2 out of 5 stars had me wary). It turns out the description did not match the pictures and several people gave it horrible reviews because it didn't include some fish frier (like I care). Apparently due to the bad reviews it seems Amazon has dropped the price to make it more attractive (it worked for me). To top it off it is eligable for the Free Supersaver shipping so the 22lb ($20 shipped to my house) which would have made the deal only semi-good is shipped for free.
For $36 (EDIT: Now down to $30.72
) I get a much more enjoyable way to brew my beer. Here's the link if anyone else is interested, but I had to share this if other people were dissapointed with the thought of spending a lot of money on a pot (especially just getting into the hobby).