Now before anyone gets upset or cries "blasphemy" let me just say that I own numerous grills and smokers to suit my various time and cooking needs. One of them happens to be a Weber gas grill. I have owned at least four gas grills in my lifetime and my Dad has owned two or three more. I have used them all and I can say definitively that as far as gas grills go, the Weber I currently own is the best grilling investment I have ever made.
Stephen, you can find Weber grills in a wide price range from about $350-400 up to $1,000 or more. My advice is to get the most expensive model you can comfortably afford. I have a mid range version with no side burner. I opted for the stainless steel cooking grate as opposed to the enamel coated one, based on the salesman’s recommendation. It was absolutely the right choice.
In two years of use I have found no extreme hot spots. The grill has lived up to its promise of minimal flare-ups and even cooking. All the surfaces inside and out are easily cleaned. Weber’s 800 number help line has always come through for me whenever there was a problem (rare and insignificant).
I have no connection to Weber (in fact, they distribute their own private label barbecue sauce that is a competitor of mine) and I wouldn’t recommend them if they didn’t put out a good product.
There are more expensive, more "elite" brands out there, but for the affordable price you’ll pay for a Weber, you can’t do any better for quality.
Good luck and happy grilling,