I have a PitBoss and so far it’s been a great unit. Does have the option to open the sear plate in the middle for a “direct flame” but it would only be the middle 1/3 of the grille. Doing a backstrap at 225* until rare and then opening the sear plate for a nice char on each side has been the absolute best medium rare deer steaks I’ve ever had.
I got one from zgrills with their Halloween surprise thing. It’s not super fancy but price was good and seems to work well enough for me. If you want a basic one I’d recommend it, more bells and whistles I’d look elsewhere, or the higher end models which I don’t have.