Anytime we make changes to things, be it our smokers, methods or recipes we want to make small changes and only change one thing at a time so we can see what kind of results we get. If we change a bunch of things at one time then we can't really be sure which change gave what results. I learned this the hard way trying to tweak some recipes to my liking, tried changing too much at a time and got way away from what I was looking for. I had to start over and changed one thing at a time and finally got just what I wanted (I had some help too). I used this same philosophy getting my GOSM to work the way I wanted, it took a little time but I now know that smoker inside and out and know exactly what it can do and I can make it work for whatever I want it to now. I have found that to be half the fun, making mods and tweaking my smoker to do what I want it to do. If I had taken it out of the box and it worked perfect I don't think it would have been as fun, but that's just me, I do the same with my cars!
So hang in there, work with your smoker, ask us questions and have fun with your smoking!