My wife thinks I'm a nut and says the BGE looks dorky! I got it a month ago. She couldn't believe I'd pay so much. I made a stainless steel smoker that weighs about 450 lbs. and another that I use for camping. Now I've got the BGE. So, my backyard is starting to like like a display of the Home Depot outdoor section. What do I care? I'm in my own world out there (backyard). Afterall, the kitchen is hers. Anyway, when things get too hot inside I can always retreat to the backyard and fire up the BGE. It'll keep me warm all night and won't complain a bit!