There is only one way to rationally look at this IMO. Value. Which one is a better value. Bad fit and finish will cause excessive pellet usage, worse temp swings and the grill body will likely warp during any high heat usage. Let's just say someone buys this $500 grill and in 2-3 years, gotta buy another one Becaise this one has failed, where the Gmg that is for sure gonna last 2-3 times as long, now which is a better value? If people are just not comfortable with the extra $200 that's their decision to make and in the end it must be respected.