If i had to choose between my windcover or my vortex, i would choose death.
The vortex bowl is nice because you can smoke stuff like hookah hookah and have all of the juices stay in the bowl, otherwise ,in a normal bowl, it would lose flavor in 10min because of everything running down the stem.
A windcover is nice because once your coals start dying out, just pop it on, and its like theres a fresh set of coals. It will keep smoking hard for much much longer with a windcover.
Also, i wouldnt buy a windcover...make one.