I'm gonna spend around 400 for a MES and an Amazen product off Amazon before midnight. lol Basically should I buy the newer 30 model with the sun shield on the controls or buy an older Gen 1 model for less money and spend the extra on amazen/pellets and a maverick ? I'm not sure what I should do. The Gen 1 is 177.00 for 30in model The Gen 2.5 is about 310.00 for the 30 in Also will buy either a tube or tray with the 8lbs of pellets. I read both ways, but is the Tube to only way to go for the MES? I'll only be making meat and things for my wife and our little one. Should I buy a 40 or buy something down the road ? .