Kettleman is an Excellent choice
First off, the quality is tremendous, especially looking at the price point. I think this unit has the same quality in terms of gauge and setup as my Webers. In no way is this a two year grill = look after it and it will LAST. The features are what attracted me. The highest value being the fact it is MUCH less susceptible to wind, with ashes spreading. Second, it uses half the coals I used prior. Third, it cleans up so easily. ZERO comparison to the Weber one-touch cleaning system. Nothing to sweep = it all falls in the pan. Lastly, I've never cooked more juicier product = I'm still trying to figure out why as it honestly works upside down compared to what I'm used to. IE: close the lid for heat, open to cool. But it works. :-) One thing I can definitely share, you need to be conscious of how much charcoal you load as if you use what you are use to, it will run hot. Dial it in, go against instinct and this is a truly wonderful setup that I think, imho, is the best charcoal/grill smoker at this price point. Really well done Char Broil.
PS: Better cover option please = high end as this grill is built to that standard.