Just checked these out. OUT-FARKING-STANDING videos!
Great job John! Thanks so much. I will be getting one of these. I've been wanting a Kamado for years. I've looked at the Big Red Cooker (I think that's the name) and thought it was cheap.
BTW.....I'll be that the minor air leaks you found (not that they're that much of a problem it doesn't seem) seal up with a few good cooks. I had similar air leaks around my UDS lid but no more.