Been reading on the site for many weeks. I'm prepared to purchase my first BGE. I've been smoking meat for years with a WSM, but I want to move to an egg. I was STRONGLY considering the XL but everyone (forums, egg owners, grill store owners) tries talk me out of it. They all say "get the large". Some say it burns too much charcoal for smaller cooks. Others say there are problems with the lid hinges and the larger size isn't worth the trouble.
My WSM has the same grid size as the large and I'm always wishing I had a bit more room (although I've never gone vertical).
Does anyone else have an opinion against the X-Large?
Thanks for any input before I make my purchase!