Originally Posted by Andy M.
I'd go for the extra $50. Over the life of the grill you'll be glad you did.
An additional; comment or two. If this was going to be my primary grilling equipment, I'd pay the extra and get the top of the line. The added features and equipment will be appreciated over time.
On the other hand, since you have a gas grill for the majority of your grilling, the kettle will on;y get occasional use and the extras aren't as important.
This is the case with me. My primary grill is a gas grill and I use my 22" basic Weber for smoking. I did add the fancier grill surface that has the hinged sides to facilitate adding coals and wood chips.