OK..I knew I was getting this for Christmas and it was delivered by the nice man in the brown suit. The box said "From box to backyard in minutes".. HORSE POOP! It took me a good hour or so.. :) It has a small dent on the sides of the door from what looks like a binding strap was tightened too tight for shipping. Some of the paint is chipped off too. But, this doesn't affect the way it's supposed to work so I'll just keep it like it is. Gives it character. So, now I'm ready to Rock-N-Roll.. Or is it Soak-N-Smoke? The instructions said to season it by filling the water pan and with smoke at 125' for about an hour to settle the paint. Is this what you guys did? I won't be smoking until about mid January though. I have to go care for my elderly mother who is having surgery the day after Christmas.. :( I'll be sure to take pics of my virgin voyage with this thing of beauty. Take care all and have a Merry Christmas or Happy "whatever you celebrate" ..