Hello friends. I am looking to purchase a new gas smoker. I have used an old charcoal unit for about 15 years and decided I am done staying up into the wee hours and fighting the inconsistent heat battles. I have narrowed it down to two units, both wide models 1. The Landmann extrawide which is priced 33% higher than the 2.Masterbuilt extrawide from Bass Pro shops. Before I go any further, is there any downfall going to a short wide box as compared to the more traditional narrow tall box? Maybe the short wides are not selling as well, but I was curious why the manufscturers were offering them cheaper than the old school tall and narrow boxes as noted on Landmann's site. I dont want to step on any toes here, but it seems the Landmann is 100 bucks more for a reason. The chip box looks to be better thought out to me, but thats why I am asking the folks here with much more experience. I would love to save money with the masterbuilt, but I dont want to have to mod it from the get go. Anyone have any thoughts on these two models, or better yet, have any other units to consider that I have not mentioned? I am sticking with Gas over the Electric units. Thanks for any and all input.