I call shotgun in the family truckster!!
Personally, I go with Lodge because I can still get it (although I didn't get to stop at the Lodge factory outlet store this past weekend
I think the thing with the Griswold is partly because they don't make it any more, so it's that whole "you have to find it on your own" thing.
Although I must admit that for making smoked peppers, I use a cheap JC Penny, made in China cast iron skillet for a smoke wood box. If it breaks, oh well, it was cheap.