So here's my situation. I currently have a second generation MES 30, and have prepared some tasty BBQ on it. However, I think that it's operates more like an outdoor oven than an actual smoker. I have tried the cold smoker attachment (which Masterbuilt provided at no cost since I was having trouble getting smoke), and the AMNPS, which I have trouble keeping lit if I use my water pan (if I remove the water pan, I get crazy temperature fluctuations). I have really enjoyed smoking and sharing the food I make with others, and am looking to take it up a notch, I just purchased a Weber EP 330 for the majority of my weekday outdoor cooking, so I am looking for something soley to smoke on. I had looked into a kamado cooker, but prefer the ease of the gas grill for cooking during the week. I would like to add a WSM or possibly a horizontal smoker with a firebox, like an Oklahoma Joe or something. I will usually never do more than a 2 pork butts or a 6 racks of ribs. I have also never cooked over fire, so I am sure there will be a learning curve (which to me is half the fun). So what do you guys reccomend? Is one easier than the other? Do you get better results with one vs the other? Thanks in advance!!