This morning I stopped by BBQ Outfitters and looked at the Green Eggs and also at the gas grills. I'm a senior and at this stage in my life, I am interested in finding the simplest, easiest way to smoke briskets, butts, and ribs -- also grill steaks, chops, fish, vegetables, etc. -- and, at the same time, produce excellent quality barbecue and grilled food. The Green Egg has no water pan and clean-up after using it appears to be very easy. Using charcoal, starting the fire, regulating the temperature, and removing ash from time to time, would require time and effort, however. On a gas grill, by way of comparison, there would be very little clean-up after a cook, and temperature control is as easy as turning a knob. So a gas grill would be the easier of the two to use. The next question in my mind is whether I could produce comparable, or near comparable, quality of barbecue with the gas grill. The grill does have a wood box to add smoke flavor (this is a big imporvement that has come along in recent years.) I know almost all of you on this forum are Egg users, but I would appreciate having your honest opinion about which route would be best for a man that is already a senior and that is getting more senior every day. All comments will be appreciated.