I wouldn't under-estimate Kitchen Aid.
I haven't looked at grills, but we just bought all of our appliances for the kitchen, and Kitchen-Aid was on par with much higher-end brands, in every way, and offered savings.
G-Man, "specs" are one thing, but look at things like the build quality. That's what really made KA stand out to me.
The appliances were sturdy, and had the "feel" of Viking, Sub-Zero, Thermador, etc. When I would handle the GE/Whirlpool/Maytag ones, you could feel a considerable step down. In some cases, I even preferred the feel of the KA to the Viking stuff.