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I hear you there. I currently have a convoluted immersion chiller from MoreBeer that I picked up at a bargain years ago. It sits at an angle eliminating the possibility of using a rigid filter. Instead I use large BIAB bags and clamp it to the kettle edge with a small spring clamp.
When I convert to electric, I will likely add some sort of ridged supports to the chiller so it sits centered, plumb, and off of the element, or possibly switch to another chiller. Too much up in the air to make solid decisions.
I was looking at boil coils, but they are too expensive and lock a brewer into their specs. The fact that they are beyond ULWD and hug the outside is appealing, but not enough for me. I'm going 2" tri clamp from Spike with a 4500w ripple element from electric brewery supply. It is a bummer that the tri-clad bottom will add weight and no utility for my needs, but everything else about their kettles is top notch from what I have seen.