As I type, I'm seasoning the new MES. 1st impressions: * Unit was ordered online via Sams Club, I didn't get a good price the price has climped due to gas prices, no point in waiting the price may just get higher. * The MES came slightly damaged, rear panel near electric cord has slight buckle, obviously dropped on that corner. Inside unit is great, rest of outside fine. I took pics, to email to Sams, however if I return unit the next may be even more damaged. With July 4th coming I want to be ready to serve some fine smoked fixins, so going to use this one. *Simple assembly, most of the parts look well made, however some could be a slighly heavier grade metal. I don't like how the wood chip tray/holder, doesn't have it's own bracket to make sliding under electric element easier and smoother. * The door seal on lower left if open or looking at closed door lower right, is not sealing properly. Because the gasket is one continuous strip, when rounding that corner the strip bulges out more than in the straight runs, thus when the door is closing the seal strip in that spot is pushed to the inside rather than between the door and the box flange. Several areas on the door seal gasket is not glued down. Can someone recommend the proper gasket cement or glue that can withstand the temperature, and ok for cooking? I bought the Sam's version because I wanted the extra width, I like ribs and don't want to roll or cut racks to get them to fit. I used to sell products to Sheetmetal shops, and to get a insulated cabinet with a hinged sealed door custom built would cost a lot more than the Sams club MES. So even if the MES fails in 2 years, the cabinet can easily be modified to keep on smokin for years. I'm looking forward to using and playing with the new MES! If anyone has ideas for making metal racks so you can put 3 or 4 racks of ribs per shelf, please comment.