My parents had some really old charcoal grill that I barely remember. Then gassers. Mostly a Holland, which they still use today.
I got some blue light special gas grill that I used in my apartment for 6 or 7 years. It literally rusted through and I bought the WEber Q200. Then when we moved I bought the Genesis.
Last year I got my WSM and love it. Now I'm drooling over BGE's or some sort of komodo . . .
18.5" WSM ; Weber E-330 ; Weber Q200 (tailgating) . . . Guess I'm a Weber fanboy!