Sometime early next year i plan on buying one of these smokers im not sure which one to get or even which model to get? i want a set and forget for overnight and really long smokes or whenever im lazy. I am leaning twords a mes 40 but i hear that the gen 2 is crap but im not sure how to distinguish between the lot of them but i hear the gen 1&2.5 is the way to go. as far as the SH44 goes i dont know very much about but i already have a LP grill so thats what appeals to me is i will already have an abundance of fuel and its not reliant on ele so i could load it up and take it camping or for a big party or whatever. So all that being said i would enjoy seeing anyones personal opinions and why they have that opinion. Thanks in advance.