Hi I am Steve from Barrie, Ontario. I don't have a pellet grill yet, but hope to very soon. Several co-workers have and brag about their Traegers, so this got me looking at pellet smokers. I did some preliminary research (lurked about on several forums) and have found many not so positive reviews on Traeger grills. I also would prefer to buy North American whenever I can as well. I have narrowed my search to a MAK grill or a Memphis grill. Unfortunately MAK grills aren't available locally but I can make a trip to the US to get one. Memphis grills are available somewhat locally to me. My wife is allowing me to make this purchase, so I hope to be smoking in less than a month.