Just wanted to let you know that my father-in-law bought a Big Green Egg for me back in the early seventies and I'm still using it today.
I've bought a few parts for it over the years, but not too many. I just ordered my second firebox, and I think I've gotten two or three of those things you put the charcoal on. The only other part I replaced was the clay top because about fifteen years ago, after one too many beers, I opened the lid with the top still on and it fell and broke. How many things does anybody own for nearly thirty years of weekly use? I keep it under an overhang, but have never covered it in all these years. By the way, it cooks everything from steaks to burgers, fish to ribs,chicken to pork roasts, better than anything.It's faster too.