I know it may be considered a "wannabee" But, I love my Akorn and at the very least it has shown me what a wonderful cooker this style is! So very versatile. Dialing in the Akorn is not that tough after a couple cooks. So, if budget is a concern- as it is for many of us- not a bad bang for the buck IMO.
UDS --Chargriller Akorn-- Weber gasser--Maverick ET 732 (sweet!)