Not new to smoking, but new to electric smokers. I'm going from a propane smoker to a masterbuilt smoker. I bought a 40in Mes Gen 2 at SAMS for 299.00 Then I found this group and read and read. It seems like the GEN 2 has lots of problems, but it sure is pretty and big. I seasoned it but have not made any thing yet. Then I went to home depot and they had 20071910 30in Gen 1 with glass for 129.99. A really good deal. It is a lot smaller though. Its just the wife and me so except for a brisket (which are now 4.00 a lb) I should not have any problems with size. My dilemma is which one to keep, what would you do and why. Thanks for looking! and keep on smoking on!