Well it finally showed up yesterday morning on UPS freight. It came on a wooden pallet and was packed very well. After about two hours of assembly I fired it up for the first time setting it on High for about 2 hours to get it nice and seasoned. I'm just amazed at the solid construction and design and I can't wait to cook something on it later this weekend. I'm very happy to be part of the MAK family and really looking forward to great smoking and grilling this thing will do.