It is about time to, yet again, purchase a new outdoor cooking grill. I've heard a lot of people swear by the "Green Egg" type ceramic/porcelain, egg type, cooking grills and how they really work well and maintain convection type cooking heat with little effort (other than what it takes to get them into place and assemble them) but their overall weight and cost can challenge the purported benefits from their design and construction.
I know there are vast opinions regarding cooking with charcoal brickettes verses say a gas grill and how some swear by cooking on/over/with Charcoal and can't stand propane, or gas, grills. Others have sworn by cooking with wood boxes adding hickory chips or other seasoned chips to their cooking process. I have, also, seen newer models that incorporate gas, cooking & searing, with charcoal cooking areas and even adding a smoke box for smoking. I wish I was a good enough cook to say I knew how to smoke (cook) food but I haven't reached that point.
One of the most undesirable things about gas/charcoal grills is that I can't seem to find one that last more than one or two seasons (years) without rusting out or having the elements inside rusting and getting holes causing leaks of gas or hot spots in cooking. I have liked the infrared searing type elements/grills where the cooking juices sear, when they hit, injecting flavor into the meat being cooked.
The inquire is for those who enjoy cooking outside and have found grills that they (you) believe are worth the time/money and to inquire as to what method of cooking you prefer (gas or charcoal) and if there is a difference in the end product? I've thought about one of the mixed grills that allow gas and charcoal cooking but unfortunately the ratings/reviews that I see on many of them really down them based upon their not lasting due to rusting out no matter whether they are covered (with a cover) or not.