My 2 cents
Do you need to have your new q'er be mobile? I have the 22" WSM version and need to move mine from the backyard during the winter into the garage to get it out of the weather. I put wheel casters that I bought at Lowe's onto the legs. Makes it easier than dismantling the WSM into managable carrying pieces.
This spring, I want to put handles on the mid section for easier lifting when I clean it. Also want to add a side mounted thermometer that will be located just below the top grate.
Good luck with the new q'er. It can be addictive!!!!