Heat Resistant Sided Pans
If your pans were heat resistant all the way around the sides and the handle as well then you would have the perfect egg pan, but you could also have a pan that wouldn't accidentily cook the food around the sides which always burns then you have to scrub the pan sides before washing them. The idea is to keep the heat source from underneath the pan only in the area of the bottom of the pan. You could rest that spatula on the side without it getting hot and use plastic like is the rage in America. A plastic spatula would melt resting on the sides of a hot pan. You could rest any utensil on the side while cooking.
Reward: A free set of pans when mine wear out.