Ok, I am going crazy reading all about the egg. I love to BBQ but hate putting food on gas grills. Love the smell but the taste, well it has none. I want the egg. I have checked out the stores in the orange county area and Los Angeles area and the stores that carry the egg, BBQs galore, only carry the large. Now I am a single man, have two up to seven people at my house at times and wanted to find out if I should just go for the large or should I buy online and get the medium. The large is going for 579 plus 100 for the stand. Let me know if anyone knows of other stores that carry it in this area and if the large is the way to go, I will proceed. I just dont want more then I need. Your forum is great and all the participants have great ideas and can't wait to ask you some suggestions when I cook that first time on the egg.