I was in Costco this evening to get a few things, and happened to walk by a Traeger display/rep. He stopped me and asked if I did any grilling or smoking.
T: Let me tell you about this grill/smoker.
M: I already have a lump burning kamado-style grill/smoker.
T: Let me pitch you anyway.
M: So, how hot can you get it?
T: How hot do you want?
T: ?Why would you want to go that hot?
M: To sear steaks.
T: Oh, I normally sear steaks at about 400F
M: I finish them at 400F.
M: That thing needsn electricity. What happens if the power goes out?
T: Well, you light some candles and move to your gas grill.
T: And look, when you're done, you just cut the power, and it's off.
M: When I'm done, I just close the vents and let the fire burn out.
He then pulled out his phone and started showing me pics of some Traeger-cooked foods. I pulled out my phone and showed him some food pics, and then a video of my LBGE during a clean out burn with flames shooting up through the top vent.
The only things I can see that are +'s for the Traeger are lots of grill real estate and a temp control dial...but I'd hate to be locked into having to buy and cook using wood fuel pellets.