I got my first Weber grill in 1967. I replaced it in 1982 with another Weber kettle. My next new Weber kettle was in 2001. A hurricane took it in 2005. I sadly did not replace that one with a Weber. I made the mistake of going to a competitor gas grill it was trash in 5 short years. I tried another brand gas grill and was never happy with it. We are now the proud owners of a new 22" Proformer grill. It is wonderful to be back with a Weber kettle. With the gourmet bbq system it is the most versatile charcoal grill at any price. Good to be with Weber nation again.