When building our house a couple of years ago - we went with the top of the line, 5 burner gas cook top - and man are we glad we did. Not only do we have extra eyes (burners) , we also have different sized burners that make cooking a true pleasure. We do not consider ourselves "chefs", but it is logical cooking and those who really know, know that we did the right thing.
As a Realtor, I am always making my decision on what we be best for resale. You cannot not go wrong with putting the money in the kitchen on staple items.