Congratulations on your new purchase on your New Egg. I been reading a lot of post on how the gaskets been melting. I am not sure if it's the glue being used in the new eggs today, or just what your are doing to make it melt, but I recommend that when you get your egg and even before you get it please read these forum top to bottom.
There is a lot of experts here that give out great advice on how to use your egg and break in period. This is very important. Now as a three egg person I myself for at least the first 12 cooks I do not bring up the temp above 400 degrees or so and watch very close that the fire does not go near the gasket.
Remember take your time and watch what is happening and enjoy your Egg. You will have great cooks and your family and friends will think your the greatest. If your not sure search the forums and ask questions.
Good luck and enjoy.