I just ordered a Lang 36 patio model today after much agony, research, and hunting through many bbq forums, videos, and internet. I labored over which model and especially the hybrid and the 36 stretch. For my situation the physical size and weigh was key factors. I plan to use it mostly at home but will compete in a few few competitions. In competitions I need to be able to load it into a cargo trailer for transporting so I need the lessor weight, low height, and narrow width. I got the basic patio model with a removable stack and foldable front shelf. I am new to the offset smoker as only used a vertical water smoker (Backwoods Party).. Looking forward to getting it here and starting the learning process.