2 years ago I was convinced I was going to get a Lang 48 patio. Life happened and I had 3 floors of flood damage. I didn't have the money to get the Lang. So I went back to smoking on my Webber kettle. I've done well with hat. My wife go me a Brinkman POS for free (you get what you pay for). I'm not sure I want to do all the work at this point. I don't think have the time to spend sick burning. I was debating electric vs. propane and I think electric has won out. The MES has a lot of good aspects, but there seem to be some many issues with temperature I see there might be a new gen 2.4 coming out, but at this point I just don't know what to do. I know that no matter what I get I will have a learning curve, and someday when life settles down I will go back to stick burning. Right now I don't have time for that. I teach, I'm a student, a coach, I have an almost 3 year old and another due in a month. An electric with an AMNPS seems right for my current life style. Thank-you in advance for the any suggestions.