I do like the Weber Performer.. Especially the part about the gas starter and the table is always nice. I even saw one (could be a mod) with a normal propane tank in place of the coal bucket.
The 26.75" is defiantly a possibility. It could be that I'm just attracted to that bad ass look of a big "Texas style grill" lol.
If anyone has any opinion on Yoder Grill or other similar grill please let me know.