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Well, that seems like an easy question but is not that easily answered. I have a Medium and an XL BGE. I'm not sure which one you are inquiring about. I have the Woo2 on both. On both of my eggs I had the platesetter before I did anything else. I love to indirect cook/smoke ribs, chicken and pork butts. I am also a fan of the reverse sear. This was my reasoning:
XL - I bought The Adjustable Rig-AR / Woo2 combo with the 20 by 16" oval grid. I primarily use the Woo2 for raised direct, (i.e. spatchcock chicken or cedar planked salmon) I also use the Woo2 for cooking on the 19" wok. If I am cooking on the fire ring I use the 24" grid the XL came with and sit it on the fire ring. I also use the standard 24" grid for cooking at the felt line with the Woo2. Frankly I only use the adjustable rig on the XL for cooking more than I can fit on the standard grid. Most of the time I do not use it. In buying the combo I got the 17.5" stone to act as the platesetter. I had the strange thought that the round stone would give more even heat distribution over the 3 legs of the platesetter. I did not find that to be noticeable so I only use the 17.5 stone for pizza's or if my platesetter is dirty.
Medium - I only bought the Woo2. That enables me to cook at the felt line / raised direct. Great for a single chicken, pork butt,cedar planked salmon, burgers or a few steaks. In these cases I use the 15" standard grid. If I need to cook more than that, I use the XL.
Frankly, I think the sweet spot for the AR is the LARGE and the advanced chef cooking several items at once. I have found the Woo2 to be perfect for cooking at the felt line/raised direct and for using my wok. I highly recommend it for either XL or Medium. If you already have the platesetter, I would save the money and NOT buy the stone.