I have been leaning towards an MES30 , now my friend tells me he can buy at a local hardware store a Smoke Hollow for less than half the price,. I have no doubts the MES is good but... is it twice as good as the smoke hollow? They, the local hardware store, is selling a 40'' ( more or less) Smoke Hollow for less than I can buy a MES30 on Amazon. What do you think??