Our new 230BHXL should be ready in a couple weeks, although I won't be able to pick it up till early next month. Once I actually get it I can give you some comments.
The glass plates on the unit we saw in person seemed solid and well mounted - didn't strike me as shatter-prone. I suppose if they ever did I'd just find some simple cabinet doors to replace them. Our unit is actually a Wildwood - which we preferred over the Salem variant, mostly for aesthetics. Also has anyone else noticed the X-Lite's stoneguard (the front diamond plate) is substantially bigger than the Cruise Lite? It's actually higher than the top of the propane cover - not a big deal but I like the idea of a bit more shielding on the front.
I don't know where you got your quote, but while looking for our X-Lite I found a really sweet deal on a Cruise Lite (which I turned down for the reasons above - PM me if you want me to send you a link).