I had a WSM 14.5. While having the typical Weber engineering and quality, it was a little small for me. I sold it and purchased a WSM 18.5. I am sure it will deliver the same smoking ease and quality of the WSM 14.5. The kicker is that I was able to purchase the WSM 18.5 (brand new and assembled) for $225.00 at Lowes. It was the only one in stock and the floor model. I asked about the floor model markdown and the rest is history. I am pretty amazed they would mark down the price this much. I am looking forward to many years of smoking.