I've thought long and hard, and I'd take a 26" over a Ranch Kettle. Problem with the Ranch Kettle is how much fuel it takes to heat that sucker up, and I don't tend to grill *that* much. It's the sort of thing that would be useful to me once or twice a year, but my 22" ends up being too small and I have to cook in batches a dozen or more times a year. That tells me I need to just go one size bigger.
What does the cow pig say? MOINK! MOINK! MOINK!