What size BGE did you get Dave?
XL. I was going to get a large with a nest. Then we heard stories how they weren't that sturdy and could tip over. Started looking at putting it in a table. Then I looked at the XL and it had a much wider base and the dealer confirmed he had never heard of any stability issues. For the price of a large plus a table, I got an XL and a platesetter.
For now I just have it sitting on a concrete patio with no stand. I have an LSU beach-type chair that is the perfect height when sitting. I think I'm moving in the next year and will build/buy a table to house it.
I would recommend buying the biggest you can afford. You won't waste much, if any, extra charcoal with a bigger size.