Hey gang. Been doing some research on MES electric smokers based on their popularity on this forum. Currently I have a BGE that I use infrequently. It's a great unit but the time required for set up and tending limit my use of it. Looking for something a little, well, less clingy. The idea of an electric smoker intrigues me. Looked at "upper" end brands like Yoder but not convinced my BBQ game justifies a $1500 purchase. I think I woud smoke some more if I didnt have to work so hard! The problem is that there seems to be a mind numbing number of MES smokers out there. I just looked through Texascajun's thread on the model #s and I think I threw a clot. Other than the fact that it looks like the MES can knock out some good BBQ, the price point is appealing. Here is the question, what's the group's consensus on the best MES offering based on functionality, dependability, and price point? That might be the top of the line unit, and maye not. Just looking to get in at the right angle if you know what I mean. No. I am not a finance guy. Just channeling Gordon Gecko in Wall Street. Any advice you can offer woud be great. Appreciate the help. Jack.