For $1000 you get a metal grill about 2x the size of the LBGE. It utilizes an automatic pellet feed system. He didn't want to diddle with the vents or have to go the extra $$$ mile to get a BBQ Guru. He's cooking a Costco pork shoulder on it right now and it looks fine. He's trying to 'duplicate' what I give him off the Egg. We'll see.