I bet Weber is entirely capable of putting out a product like this, at a reasonable price. If they did it at 1k even, I bet they would be taking a LOT of sales from the competition. That said, I have been looking for some Weber parts at the big boxes lately. They tend to have 1 ceramic, and 20-40 other charcoal grills, propane grills, and various BBQ pits. It is a pretty small market. Add to that the idea that the ceramic is supposed to be a multi-tasker, while Weber knows that most Weber owners have several (a charcoal grill, a propane grill, and often a smoker) - why kill the goose?