Was reading about newer OklaJoe smokers available. I saw one at Lowe's for around $500. I bought mine 20 years ago, paid $750 for it(16" 40" cook area) and have never had one regret. Every year for over 10 years I cooked 33 baby backs for our 4th party, and have done countless butts through the years as well. Only issues I've had, 1- never been able to find the perfect cover, 2- my Mason Jar grease cap rusted off.