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Weber shows pretty well in the Consumer Reports rankings but certainly not where they should with the prices they charge.
Charbroil seems to dominate in terms of bang for the buck.
I thought it was interesting that they did rate the LX series Webers higher than the corresponding "regular" E series. Apparently the extra-high power burners and maybe the slightly higher hood DO impact the performance of these grills. At least CR seems to think so.
I suppose if I had that kind of money I would want the LX 640 (in black) but would remove the cart doors, side and back pieces. For me that would be the best of both worlds.