The wife and I came to an agreement last night. I can buy a new Egg if I buy her some new Shark Vacuum cleaner. I'm pretty sure she wanted me to buy a new Egg so that she could enjoy some egged food while at the beach! She's hooked! So it's a win all around.
I haven't decided if it will be a mini or a small. I need it to be portable so I can take it to the lake and to the beach. I just got the pricing for our Eggfest in a few months and the mini with accessories is $399, (nest, ash tool, starter cubes, charcoal, dome temp gauge, dual function metal top). The small is $629 with accessories, (platesetter, nest, ash tool, starter cubes, charcoal, dome temp gauge, dual function metal top).
Even with the $230 price difference I'm still leaning towards the small. Couple of questions: Is it that much more cumbersome than the mini? Like I said, I'd be taking it with us on vacation to the beach/lake couple times a year. I need enough space to cook for about 8 people. Other than that, I think it would compliment my XL at home very well.