Yeah, that is pretty long Kendall. I would probably try to cut it down. You could probably go right in half, as ten inches is long enough for most purposes. Plus, then you'd get two for the price of one :)
Good point, Dan. I don't think a grill is ever an "essential" piece of gear; Definitely wouldn't be on my list for every single trip, but could be a nice luxury item. Sometimes I'll cook in small foil containers, and these have to balance on something. Rocks are hit-and-miss, and usually I end up with tons of ash in the dishes!