Akorn, wsm, or weber performer w/gas assist.
If it were me, I'd throw the gasser on craigslist and get a performer. It matches the gassers quickness and convenience if you use lump (rockin and rollin in 10-15 minutes). Seriously, I don't understand the gas grill concept. Its just an outdoor grill that costs 3 or 4 times as much.
I wish the akorn would have a propane ignition model.
And in regards to the long term durability of the akorn, its probably not as good as a kettle, but I'm sure it will last.
Weber One Touch Gold
2001 Weber Genesis that is no longer used since the OTG