KPigs setup looks awesome, the custom made cookers are a bit more$$ but usually well worth it. For direct heat cooking of dawgs and burgers an inexspensive grill works fine and if it wears/rusts out in 2-3 yrs…well you can buy alot of $30.00 grills for $500.00. The thread was started concerning direct or indirect heat and that depends on the type of cooking you plan on doing. Most backyard grills see steaks, burgers, dawgs and chicken, direct heat is great for these and you can always pile the coals to one side for indirect heating, the typical webber kettle style or open face grill will suffice for this. The most prevalent form of indirect cooking here in florida is smoking, with the fuel in one chamber and the food in another. A unit like KPigs will handle both types of cooking, and either wood or charcoal.