Sorry I didn't see this post earlier. I LOVE MY BGE!! I have the Large and have had it for about 6 years. It is so easy to make such great food on these things. Everyone that tries my ribs says they are the best they have ever tasted. I cook several times a week on mine. I do steaks, chicken, veggies, ribs, tri tip, fish, tomatoes and peppers for home made smoked salsa, I have done turkey, ham, and did I mention ribs?
Some things you will need/want:
Plate Setter - Allows you to set the grill up for smoking with indirect heat. (Need)
Cast Iron Grid - Allows for hot searing of steaks. (Want)
V-Rack - Can turn it one way to smoke a roast, or turn it over for holding ribs vertically (Need)
1/2 Circle cast iron griddle - great for cooking vegetables, or bacon. (Want)
Pizza Stone - If you like pizza (who doesn't?) you can make your own. I buy my dough at Trader Joe's and add my own sauce and toppings. Use it with the plate setter (legs down). (Want)
You will need some devise to hold/cradle your egg. I have the "Nest" which holds it and has casters to roll it around the patio (carefully!). You can also get a table (takes up more room, but is very nice. I would also recommend a cover to keep the weather off of it, but the ceramic finish is so good, that weather doesn't really bother it.
Once you get yours we'll have to trade recipes. And you will get it. It is simply awesome!
There is a really helpful online community (like puff) at The ORIGINAL Online Community for the Big Green Egg
Feel free to post or PM any questions you have.