This is always good for some debate. I own a charcoal grill and a wood/charcoal smoker. I like the flavour of food off a charcoal grill waaay better than off a gas grill. In my humble opinion, food cooked on a gas grill tastes the same as if it were cooked inside in the kitchen. I know there is some convenience to a gas grill but I start my charcoal in a chimney, then go in the house and prep the meat I'm going to grill. By then the coals are hot, I dump them in the grill, close the lid for 5 minutes or so to heat the grill, then grill my meat. I don't find a charcoal grill too difficult. Let's hear what you all have to say.