I bought a MES30 in December and now I use it 3-4 times a week so I am beginning to considering something bigger. I found a local guy selling a Traeger Century new in the box for $500 you think it is worth it? Also does anyone know if this has the same controller as the Elite series? I am pretty sure I have looked at every option from Traeger, Char Griller, Rec Tec, GMG, Louisiana, Yoder the list goes on. I really considered the Rec Tec mini but the small grill size is a concern and not being able to see a Rec Tec in person is a turn off. I looked at a GMG this week and didn't feel the build quality was any better than Traeger in fact the lid seem flimsy and appeared like they put on a heavy handle to compensate weight. I viewed the Louisiana 450 & 570 at my local Ace hardware both are very nice solid built but start close to $900. I am just not ready to make that big of a leap from $150 to $1000 I think $500 is my target price. My family is small but I do enjoy smoking the occasional brisket. Traeger grills seem to be divided in two camps love or hate but I would think they would be a step up from the MES30 correct? I am not in a hurry and thanks in advance for you opinions and thoughts.