I am about to purchase a smoker. The ones that I am most interested in are: Masterbuilt 20070910 30-Inch Electric Smokehouse Smoker (Currently 177 on amazon) Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse Smoker with Window and RF Controller (Currently 259 on amazon) The latest version is out of my price range. My thinking is that I am rather old (almost 60), so I wanted something easy to use. I would like as much set it and forget it functionality as possible. Since, I would probably have to purchase some sort of temperature monitor for the 20070910, I am assuming the final price of them would be about a wash. I am also assuming that the one included for the windowed model would be adequate for my needs. I plan to smoke mostly brisket, beef rib racks, chicken, and sausage (in that order of importance). Any help would be appreciated, as I want my investment not to exceed $300 to be up and rolling for some great smoking. Thank you so much....Wayne PS. Please feel free to make alternate recommendations.