Ha, I don't think I have ever heard a Weber joke before!
I believe the drum is fine, however I am not so sure about the lid. I pulled it from a used grill I bought for $20 on craigslist. The grill looks a few years old, so it is possible it has been dropped.
I don't want to take the drum back just to find one that fits better, I had to drive pretty far to get it, plus, I am not sure they will let me swap it out. Assuming the gasket will work (not melt, give off bad fumes, etc), I think I will use it. Looks don't really matter to me, that is why they call it an Ugly Drum Smoker correct?