I am a long-time egger and have a large, which has always suited my needs. A friend of mine went out of his way to do a very nice/generous favor for me and my family and I want buy him an egg as a "thank you." Anyway, he does not have an egg, but I know that he has always wanted one. The issue is that he has always wanted an XL under the notion that bigger is better. I don't think he would ever need all that space, but I still want to get him what he wants as this is a thank you gift and all. So, the question is, is there a downside to having an XL and does it still work just as well if you are roasting a single chicken or throwing a couple steaks on it? i.e. can it be too big relative to the amount of food being cooked? If the answer is just that you need more charcoal, then that is less of my concern. Thanks in advance and I really appreciate any feedback. This forum is a great resource!