I've been using one of these for about four years now. I got it at WalMart, but it seems that somewhere down the line they changed the gauge of metal and the price... or maybe there are several models. Mine is made of roughly the same gauge metal as the Camp Chef model, I live in Logan, UT, home of CC and recently went to check theirs out. I paid a little over $200. for my Smokey Mountain if memory serves me correctly and now Wally is selling them for about $100. could be the difference in metal... Anyway it's been a great little backyard cooker, practice will be necessary at first but it won't be long before you're crankin' out some great Q. Very shortly though I'm moving on to a Traeger. It seems that the KCBS sanctioned events won't let us enter with a gas powered unit... Good luck!