I've been without a grill for a few years, and have sorely missed it. I've desperately wanted to get into smoking as well. I've done a little poking around...and it's easy to be overwhelmed by various considerations (price, type, quality, mods required, etc.) so needless to say I haven't made that investment yet. At any rate, the girlfriend knows I've been missing a grill, and she's been missing one as well. So when she ran across one at Costco, she made an offer to get one for me. I can't find the product on their website, but I have found this. Mainly I'll be doing some grilling, mostly chicken and kabobs, but probably burgers and other stuff as well. We're not huge on red meat, but we'll definitely do some steaks here and there, and my son loves his pork baby back ribs. Fish is huge for us, as well. Mostly grilling, but I definitely want to do some smoking when time permits. This seems to be fairly versatile in that regard, and from the searching I've done on the site, it seems to be pretty efficient as well. I'm a bit worried about the ease of adding wood chips, but from this post it seems that if you set it up right, you really don't have to worry about access and adding chips. For someone very new to smoking and only semi-experienced (novice/amateur) at grilling, it seems to me that the versatility of the Kamado here would work well. So what does everyone think? I'm open to ideas and suggestions, but will probably make a purchase in this next week (she's pretty anxious and determined to get me a grill, heh). Thanks in advance for your time and help.