Sounds like you found a salesman actually interested in helping the customer, not just selling the most expensive item possible! Did you go to The Bruce Company?
Yes, wife wanted to go out for Wings at Quaker Steak and Lube Friday so I made a stop at Bruce CO
He also stated that a little know grill the EP-330 Premium Edition is the E-330 with stainless insides but painted outside.
I did not want Porcelain flavor bars or grates.
It is $100 cheaper than the all stainless outside model