When I did my kitchen remodel last year, I took out the electric range and put in gas, which is what everyone I talked to said was the best.Oh ok... all this stuff with the ITC, SGIP, PG&E TOU, NEM, and NEC is just so much of a headache.
But I agree with your sentiment that the more gas appliances you have, the harder it is to avoid using peak power. I have gas central heating and water heater. But my MIL is always cooking up a storm around 6pm. Maybe I just need to convert my cooktop to gas and solve a bunch of problems.
Yes, this stuff has lots of different angles, which I keep learning about.