Oh, and with respect to grills, I'm a big believer that storage and maintenance or the most important part.
I beat up my grills.
We use them a lot, I mean 3 - 6 days / week, and I rarely clean them.
I don't buy the cheapo grill, but I find that if you're really putting your grill through the ringer, it won't last more than 3 or 4 years. Doesn't matter if you spent $400 or $800. Burners burn, grease corrodes, shit just falls apart if you really use it.