I am totally new to smoking. I don't even have a smoker yet. I had been researching on which one to get when I found this forum. After several weeks of looking things over I believe it is going to be an electic one because I am lazy...just kidding, because I don't have a whole lot of time on my hands so I have to use something that won't take much time. I did get the e-course and signed up for the newsletter and have been looking through back newsletters. I really can't wait to get a smoker and try it.