Been hideing and lurking for about 3 weeks and some great info from all members on this site. I want to start being a smoker due to this season I took some venison to a new butcher for snack sticks only because he was closer then the other place, only to get back what I wasent expecting. I have a store which has the Masterbuilt 30" electric smoker on sale for $149.00 (6 in stock as of 12/27/2011), BUT it has a modle number of 20070511. I read here that the 20070106 had some element issues, but did not find much on this modle #. I can get today if I want. Any info if this modle has issues anyone can tell me, or should I just play it safe and go to Amazon.com for $199.00 W/ free shipping for the 20070910 updated modle. I'm not looking for the 40" or glass door YET, untill I play around and see if smoken is for me. Any help appriciated..... Signed, wannaB new smoker.