I don't have any problems with mine charing anything slow and low. (I use a 14" cast iron camp griddle as a heat deflector.) The one perk of the Akron over the UDS is insulation.
Up here in the snow states that is a concern, in fact it is one of the biggest reasons I bought an insulated smoker (less likely to crack than a ceramic due to steel construction). Kettles up here don't keep heat well in winter.
But being in Cali, a nice weather area, the insulation fact is useless given your set up. So yeah, if I had the geographical advantage to negate my need for insulation and specialty units for each type of cooking I would sell it.
Current Smoker: Char-Griller Kamado