Very nice grill, good quality, solid construction, including the stand. As others have mentioned, this egg is heavy so have some help moving it. Assembles pretty easily. Be aware two casters have locks, make sure to install them next to each other and then place the front of the grill over top of them for easy access. The side shelf brackets needed some tweaking to get them lined properly with the rods, but that wasn't a big deal. Grill is fairly compact with the shelves folded down, so it stores well, though the LP tank cart does require a little extra room, but doesn't stick out any further than top of lid when open. Contemplating on removing the cart and simply placing the tank behind the grill if I do use LP.
There is plenty of room in this grill, but unfortunately you have to flip the top grate to access the bottom rack, so you may need to remove some items on top in order to flip or baste certain items on the lower rack, though this hasn't been an issue yet. Like most new things, it takes some getting used to for dialing in the temp, but have had fairly good luck holding temps, was able to smoke at 200-225 for 6 hours with minimal adjustment and could easily hit 400 for grilling. Haven't seared anything yet, but don't expect that temp to be an issue as I choked the airflow down pretty good just to maintain 350-400. Unlike a metal grill which you can shut off just before food is done and leave on the grill to stay warm, this holds the heat so well, that you will continue to cook your food, so you have to remove it when done if using charcoal as it takes a while to snuff itself out, I suppose you could try spraying a mist of water on the coals to help put them out. It works nice to warm up short cakes, biscuits or brownies after dinner after shutting it down, as it easily holds heat for about an hour before dropping around 50-100 degrees. Recommend a meat thermometer if doing large cuts of meat to know when they are done, especially at the lower (smoking) temps. While the grill thermometer gives a good indication of the temp range, it is giving you an air temp in one area and temps vary within the grill itself.
Love the slight smoky flavor everything has just when using regular lump charcoal, just like cooking over a campfire. Doesn't require a lot of charcoal, produces a lot less ash than briquettes, and still has charcoal left over for next use. They don't recommend using it on wooden decks, but let's face it, most of us are gonna grill on a deck, so keep a small fire extinguisher or pail of water nearby when using on a wooden deck as you can have an ember pop out occasionally and there's no reason to ruin your day. Haven't had any flareups yet, and that includes brats which are notorious for that.
Purchased this with the LP conversion just to have the option for quicker grilling times, but with using an electric charcoal starter (highly recommend), I've been able to start grilling at temp in 15-20 minutes (start up grill and prep your food during this time and just toss it on), so I haven't used it yet, but setup / changeover is pretty simple, biggest problem is finding a place to store the items you swap out.
All in all I'm quite happy with it, and that's after getting spoiled with a nice SS grill hooked to natural gas for 10 years, though I have also used a Weber kettle grill and cooked over campfires plenty of times as well.