I've been smoking for a few years now with an el cheapo Wal-Mart special SnP. It's been modified and generally works ok to BBQ year around. Using hot water heater blankets I can reasonable keep the heat at 250 long enough to smoke a couple of butts, ABTs, fatties, ribs, etc. Wife has offered to buy me a large Big Green Egg smoker. Someone told her it's the best smoker around. The BGE is expensive. Not only is there the cost of the smoker itself, then I'd need to add the stand and wings. Not really into building a UDS or modding the SnP for reverse draft. Is the BGE really worth the coinage?