I ask them what their standard is for good BBQ ribs. From there, I can usually determine where to point them.
On Edit: Most of them are quite disappointed in my cookers (Weber Kettle, UDS, old gas grill) and I think they are hoping I will answer with something shiny. I really do like my 22" kettle for most cooks.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
Whip It Off, Chambers!
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."