Well as I await my MES to arrive, I'm continuing to stock up and prepare (and having fun being a goof and building up the excitement too). Today's item was the glove. I was originally planning on picking up some welding gloves, when it occurred to me "Wait a sec, I'm not grilling, and not only am I smoking I'm using an electric smoker that won't even hit 300 degrees. What am I thinking going with welding gloves." So out went that idea and I started reading, and the reason I love this site and other sites on the web was made clear as folk were talking about various gloves you could wear while cutting the meat or pulling it, and which would clean up quick. A good few people recommended Raichlen's gloves at Amazon, but in the end I went with these gloves from Galeton for a couple reasons. 1. Raichlen's gloves looked a bit too large in the hand and at least one reviewed said they were a bit too stiff. 2. I like finding things at least a little off the beaten track. Has anyone else picked up the Galeton gloves? Regardless I'll toss up a review once I've got em and have gotten a chance to see how they feel when new, and how well they wear in.