I did a lot of research 2 years ago on this style grill and ended up buying the Big Steel Keg. Have not looked back, I can cook strip steaks at 650 degrees or slow cook ribs for 6 hours at 220 degrees without adding charcoal or babysitting it all day. Sits on my deck in northern Illinois year round and still looks like new on the outside. No worries about it cracking inside or out, and a lot of the extras for BGE type grills are standard on the Keg. Good luck and have fun with whatever you buy, Harv.
Menard's was selling a chi-com knock-off of the BGE last year. The floor demo model was a real piece of junk. The hinge was mounted so cock-eyed, you could barely close the lid on it. Dang thing seemed expensive too. We ended up going conventional.