Hey all, long time lurker here. I already smoke with an offset no problem but debating going electric because simply put... I don't want to be babying a smoker for 12 hours or more with a brisket for example. Now I've been reading a lot of stuff about the MES smokers and was considering getting this one: http://thd.co/20PwCfb My actual questions are: How is a smoker like this one, in terms of which Gen this one is and if it's decent? Also, this is more of a "give me your opinion" type thing... but I'm torn between going to electric because it seems like it almost takes the "skill" out of smoking(don't want to offend anyone). But when I finish a few racks of ribs and say that I've been up since whatever time working on them and staying with the grill... it's almost a sense of pride. For electric, seems like I'll just set it and forget it(minus the wood) and take out some of the pride factor. Looking forward to any feedback - thanks!