I have been using a gas grill for the last 35 years. They typically last 4 to 5 years before the insides start to rust and I replace the grill or the insides which typically are about 1/3 the price of a new grill. I was at my local Costco's and they have this grill on sale for$399. I have never smoked meat before but the thought of this looks pretty good and thought about going back tomorrow to buy it. I was also curious if anyone has used or purchased this brand before.