Great thread. I grew up around inline stick burners. I was a bit skeptical of cooking inside something that looked like a relative of R2D2. But...I took the leap and bought the 22.5 over 2 years ago and it's friggen awesome. Honestly for the amount of cook space for $400 it's not a bad deal considering it will last a long time. Once she gets stable she'll just cruise.
She's been through Superbowls, National Holidays, Army-Navy, turkeys, ribs, pork shoulders, briskets, ABTs, ham, duck, chicken, sausage...and she's still young!
I want to buy a couple more to start vending at a local farmers market next year after I finish servsafe, and all the other legal mumbo-jumbo.