When I bought my house 9 years ago I was delighted to have a gas outlet to hook up a gas grill. I shopped around before I decided on the Weber Genesis grill, with the natural gas hookup. I have not been disappointed. We grill a lot living in the high desert. The Weber Genesis gets dirty, but is very easy to clean. I have replaced the cooking grates once, and next time I think I'll go with the stainless option. I've never had to replace any other part. The hose still looks like brand new. I'm considering buying a new grill, but really don't have a good reason, it would just be for the nice looks of a new grill, but really, how long would that last? The burners work well, and have never clogged up. The starter still works just fine. I've noticed a bit of black paint on the left outside starting to peel, but it's not on the hood or the inside. The Weber heats up fast and holds the heat well. It works as well now, 9 years later, as it did when it was new.