At this price point you can't buy a better grill. The upgrades here include stainless steel cooking grates and flavor bars. If you were to buy the regular 330 (799.00)and purchase those items separately you would exceed the price of the EP330 (864.00).
Here are a couple of notes I've made along the way while purchasing and assembling this unit.
1. My old Weber was a Silver line grill; a real tank and while 17 yrs old, still functional. The comparison here between the two grills' build quality is amazing. This company hasn't lost a step- in fact, this is a tremendous upgrade for me.
2. When purchasing this grill, I went to ACE Hardware in my neighborhood not only to keep my business locally but this particular model is not available at the big box stores. I've seen the E330 elsewhere, not this one.
3. When assembling this grill, give yourself adequate time (2 to 3 hours). The guy at ACE said he puts them together in about 90 minutes. Figuring he does this all the time but I'm not all thumbs, I opted for one in a box.
4. There's a lot of parts here, if you've put together bicycles or have any mechanical inclinations this will be a snap. There were no spare or leftover hardware so this is straight up, what you have, you'll use.
5. The only things that require any application of force were the side tables, needing a 'pop' of a fist to get them into the slots of the frame.
6. There are a variety of hardware requiring only screwdrivers and a included box-end wrench. You'll be tempted to use your socket wrenches, so be careful of over tightening certain parts. These would include some plastic washers (I know, not what you'd expect here) in non-heat related areas of the unit.
In the end, what you have here is a spectacular grill from a spectacular outfit. Now it's off to the grocery store to get some nice cuts! Enjoy people!