Is it just me, or am I the only one who doesn't understand why BGE doesn't address the single issue that is obviously the achilles heal of its design and construction year after year.........the gasket?? Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade my Egg for any other grill on the market.....but I just don't understand why BGE fails to address its gasket issue and replace it with a durable and functional product so that its patrons don't have to face both the expense and inconvenience of retrofitting its grills with numerous after market alternatives. How much could doing so conceivably add to the cost per unit? $20? For what an Egg costs, what difference would $20 make? For a product line whose corner stone is uncompromised quality and durability, the gasket just introduces a quality compromise into the BGE equation that flies in the face of everything else that makes it a great product. It's like buying a Bentley only to find out that its bumpers are made of tin foil after a bump from a grocery basket in the super market parking lot................just doesn't make sense to me.