I have not replaced the gasket on my large egg since the original went south.
This has not affected my cooks, low and slow or high temp, with or without the stoker in any way.
The only downside to this seems to be the fact that if the dome gets dropped it may damage the egg. I don't intend to let this happen but anything is possible.
Has anyone who is cooking with no gasket actually damaged their egg in any way by accidentally dropping the dome?
Seems to me that no gasket solves a lot of problems.