So, my MES is now blowing the GFI, and can't figure it out. I am modifying the ECS to at least keep me going for a while. Was debating between a pellet or a kamado style and decided to go with the Broil King Keg. Thanks to Marriott points, just ordered and should have here in 10 days! Looking forward to it. I read reviews of th Traeger as well as the Broil King and just felt like Broil King was the way to go. Here's hoping that I made the right decision! Actually looking forward to the possibility of a good smoke ring that is virtually impossible with the MES. I am not giving up on the MES, just have to figure out where the short is. I know that it is not the controller, but inside the MES. The MES is great for keeping the temperature constant, so will probably still use it also if I can get it up and running again. Now, I am looking forward to charcoal smoking again!