Yup, my brother-in-law has one of those. He complains about the cleanup and the fact that the lid "handle" melted when he cooked with the lid closed.
So when I decided to get one for the road, I got a Weber Q something gas. It's got little aluminum throwaway drip pans to catch the grease / drippings. (I line that with Al. foil and throw that away instead ...) Between that and a few mintues of hot "burn off" and a bit of brushing during heat-up, I've never "cleaned" it yet. But then, it's only two years old!