Finally had a moment to catch up on this thread. Figured I would add my 2 cents. I had a Cheap torpedo style smoker And I didn’t like it. Temp swings and constant tinkering and lousy results. Then I bought a pellet smoker and it really reeled me into the hobby. There’s a lot more to it then just cooking. Prep, trim seasoning, injecting spraying etc. I’m happy working on these nuances for now and then throwing it on the pellet smoker. The convience allows Me to smoke way more then I would otherwise. That being said, when I have some money to blow I will get a wood smoker too for the times that I have the time. NOTR good luck with Her and keep The reports coming!