I know this is an old thread but I felt I wanted to update it on my purchase. I bought the Weber Performer. Toss in the cover, and the adapter to use my 24lb propane tank and I am in love. I have not missed a gas grill at all, and I mean at all.
I load the two coal holders w/ Kings Orig, place both over the pipe and let the flame go for 5 min. I then turn off the gas assist, adjust my grates and coal placement and let the coals get ready. 5 min later I'm ready to cook.
Within 10 min I am cooking, simple as that. Vent control is done with 1 finger, and cleaning the ash is supper easy thanks to the "pot" that collects it all. Keeps everything real clean and real simple.
Thanks again everyone for helping me make an educated purchase. Nothing sux more then spending good money on something you hate and regret!