Pros: size, cost, ease of use, heat control
Cons: needs mod to make it a really great smoker
The best part for me is that it can handle a full brisket without bending or cutting. I don't always need the capacity, but the 4 or 5 times a year when I do it is not a want but a need. Without rewriting everything that has already been written, the smoker is on sale for $160 at BassPro.com with free shipping to the store (no idea why they won't just sell it a the store for this price and save everyone the hassle).