Ok going to post this. PLEASE NOT INTENDED TO OPEN UP A CAN OF WORMS.
We are all different and like many tools so this is my opinion of my uses with this equipment.
Had 4 MES POS
IMHO they are garbage. But hey what works good for some may not for others.
My net loss on MES was over $1000 and not much help from their customer service. (Keep in mind i do allot of low temps 140-170) and never abused the MES
Bradley I have had only 1 issue with a smoke generator gone out.
Cust service replaced no questions asked.
Bradley is great for low temp sausage.
I rarely do butts and brisket in it.
Pucks (wood) are kinda pricy compaied to chunks or dust.
Good for sealed commercial smoking, venting is a joke.
Sold mine after 1 year
Junk for brisket and chicken
Well its a good pellet pooper.
I still use my Lil'Tex
Hot rods go out allot.
Keep in mind with a Traeger, At times it puts out allot of smoke.
Turns out some great butts, brisket and snacks.
Thats all i gotta say about that and wont go into my other tools.
Good luck on whatever you choose.