I started my electric experience with a Bradley,(used an offset box Brinkman for yrs) only took me a few smokes to realize I needed something for the temp control. I got an Auber dual control PID , controlled the temp just great but I needed a higher wattage burner. I saw the MES 40 at Sams liked it for the higher wattage, took a leap of faith and purchased it. After a few smokes I retired the Bradley to the storage shed for backup lest the MES should quit on a smoke and never looked back. Some folks mod their Bradleys with an additional burner for more wattage but I decided not to go that route. I had the usual problems with the Bradley, door hinges breaking and door falling off, lower plastic piece that covers the temp control fracturing but I fixed these and soldiered on.
I'm so happy with my MES, the only piece I still use of the Bradley is the smoke generator, moded it in an external box . As far as I'm concerned I have the best of both worlds with the MES and the bradley smoke generator. The Bradley is cheaper made but it is what it is.