Hello, new to the site. Not necessarily new to smoking (although I'm no expert, I have a small charcoal smoker I use a few times a year). My whole family loves smoked food, but I just don't have time some days to sit and watch the smoker all day on a weekend. So I've been thinking maybe would be nice to have an alternative, either an electric or propane smoker and not have to babysit all day. So my wife told me to pick one out for Father's Day (Yes!!!) so I've been lurking here a bit researching. So I've decided on an electric smoker and have been narrowing down my choices - Seems like Masterbuilt is highly regarded. I found this deal today at Sam's Club...seems like a very good deal on the MES 40? http://www.samsclub.com/sams/masterbuilt-smoker/prod15560335.ip?navAction= So would this be considered the 'Gen2.5' that I've read about? Anyone have any experience with this particular model? Looking forward to reading and learning more here from all the experts!!!