Quoted from jsandjs:
I had a Weber Genesis for well over 10 years and when it came time to get another grill I thought for sure it would be another Weber. Sadly the current generation Weber's are not like the one just a few short years ago. The company used to be a family owned business that has sold to a equity group and as such most manufacturing is moved off shore and cheaper components are used, for example cheaper grade stainless on the burners and grates if equipped . This started with the spirit line and has moved to the Genesis II series in 2017. They are now mostly box store grills and most are imported.
If true, this is so sad. Makes some sense that many of us recommending Webers have had them for several years. Good motivation to do a better job on upkeep and cleaning. Maybe it would make sense to watch Craigslist for a used Weber (unsure how often they show up).
It could be that a new Weber is still worthwhile, but it would require a little more upkeep. They still offer a 10-year warranty on some models. In Western Washington, even though we have a lot of moisture, we don't have the temperature extremes of other areas, meaning it's possible to keep a grill going a long time.
If you go Weber in the ~1k range, I suggest the 330 or 335 models. That extra sear burner is useful sometimes, especially for indirect cooking. I can turn on one sear burner and burner closest to the edge, and on my older model those two keep the interior warm enough to cook 2 turkeys.