You say that now, but once you're hooked you'll be singing a different tune! I, too, am a full-time college student, and I began with a small propane BBQ. Now I own a weber smokey mountain cooker and a weber charcoal grill, as well. I use the charcoal grill the most often, as it really requires little foresight (30 mins) and tastes the best. The key is to use a chimney starter. You simply roll up a couple sheets of newspaper, stick it in the bottom, fill the chimney with your desired amount of charcoal, light the paper and watch it go. The gas grill is certainly more convenient, and it gets used when time is of the essence. Keep on Grillin'!