I got a big sheet of cardboard out and traced the size of my grates of my new braunfels smoker, drew out the size of the lang grate on it also. it is over twice as big, plus I can cook in the side box, and as Richtee said in one of the posts that helped me decide Well..
untill you wanna do some ABT's and a couple fattys and it takes a face cord to do them (With a 84 or larger)
I am just cooking for the family. and when you look at it I could cook 100 lbs of butt or 20 1/2 chickens never even thought about cooking that much, but I could