Ok, so I have been hanging around this site for about 3 yrs. I look at the "Sausage" pretty much every day on my break at work. My goal is to perfect a meat stick (venison is #1) and smoke some good meals. Every year at X-mas I have added to my tools (stuffer first, grinder next). This year Santa didn't bring me a smoker because family stuff was way to busy (my awesome wife is a teacher and unless you are married to one, you really don't know how hard they work for less money than our garbage guy). X-mas Eve I bought a lotto scratcher and won $100 and I got a gift card from my wife's Mom to Sportsman's, so I bought me the 30. Not my first choice but the way I look at it is this-- I've seen 100's of folks on this site make far more than my goal with less equipment. I'm in the game now boys.