I have a Little Chief that has worked well but for many dishes I have to finish in the oven. I want something that will do ribs, turkey, etc without the oven. I don't want to tend things much so I am leaning toward propane or pellets. I am also very frugal. I can get a pretty decent propane smoker for $170 after mods. (thinking of the Master Forge). Pellet smokers are more. Also, my primary concern is the cost per session. How much will I spend on propane and chips versus how much will I spend on pellets? Are there getting to be cheaper pellet manufacturers since they are getting so popular? Also, how well can you guys cook steaks on your pellet smokers?