Was at Lowe's this morning amd they had MES 30", digital display. The plain black one, no glass door. Clearance price was $170. Pretty close to Amazon pricing, but no shipping would make it significantly less. My only real concerns are the display and size. I will be storing outside, and plan on getting a cover, but don't know how dependable and durable the display is. Is the analog harder to control temp on than the digital? As far as size goes, I wonder if I should just go with the 40" right off the bat. I only have a Little Chief now, but when I make jerky it gets pretty crowded. Last run I crammed in 4 lbs and it was tough going. Have any of you regretted getting the 30 instead of the 40? I do mostly jerky, and some trout. Would definitely branch out to butts, birds, briskets after the upgrade. Code: Already visited the Amazen site, definitely plan on getting a starter kit from there. Which would be more ideal for the MES, tube or tray? Mailbox mod is a definite possibility depending on how it goes initially, the deck is small so space is an issue.