I have to laugh every time when my friends complain about their grills. They complain about the uneven cooking surface, rust, non working burners, and a host of other things including the big one that the ignition button never works. I bought my Weber 13 years ago and I have never replaced a burner, grates, flavour bars, hose lines or the ignition button. in fact after 13 years of use my ignition button works on the first time every time!!!!! Weber is by far the best grill I have ever owned and I have converted several friends to spend the money and invest in a quality Weber! I normally don't write on web sites but I thought it would be helpful to let people know my experiences.