Greetings one and all. I've used propane most of my adult life. About four years ago I was stationed at McChord AFB in Washington State when I was invited over to a friend's house. He had four different smokers; one was the Big Green Egg. He was a fan of all of his smokers but the Egg was the one that facinated me the most. The pulled-pork was without question the best I ever had. He pretty much sold me on the Egg, but being a poor government employee, the price kept me from buying one. Well, it's four years later, and I'm still a poor government employee, but I'm itching to get a smoker. We just moved to Virginia (I work at the Pentagon) and our propane grill took a few hits during the move. Rather than buy new innards and such, I revisited the idea of a smoker...I have a very small kettle Weber for those fast items (it's just the wife and me). I was advised to look at the Weber Smokey Mountain but after reading some of the "downsides" and seeing the price, I came back to the Egg. Much to my surprise, my wife was looking at the Egg via the web when I was at work. So there we were, sitting on our deck overlooking our wooded backyard when my wife says, "sure would be nice to have that Egg." I reminder her of the price and she reminded me that it will outlive us (I'm hoping we still have another 25-30 years in us). So here's the reason I'm writing, being a military member who tends to move from time to time (about every 2-3 years), would you advise holding off making the purchase because the Egg may not survive a move (like my propane gas grill...bruised, but not broken)? BTW, we are considering the Large (most popular size). Also, for those who support the purchase now, do they ever go down in price, like during the winter months? There are several dealers in our area (True Value, B-B-Q Galore) so I feel pretty comfortable with respect to available service (if the Egg even ever requires "service") and equipment/supplies. Please advise and thanks.