That is a great list. Fire management tools, etc.
Rdstoll: one guy had a Lang patio 36 and the meadow creek TS120p. The best part was he wasn't cooking yet so I got to play with them. The lang is very nice. Certainly the 36 seemed very small. Which made getting the larger size a no brainer.
After that, the meadow creek is just built heavier. The guy that owned both of them (he was competing) said he liked the meadow a bit more. I liked the fit/finish.
That said - the cook will make the diffence between the two. I really like the langs.
The final part was I found someone that provided very good pricing and I was able to get around the shipping costs. Just did not want to pay $500 for shipping, I rather more cooker.
I've bought into he reverse flow concept all the way. Radiant heat makes a lot of sense. My shop has it in the floor. Same concept.
Great suggestions everyone