I really do like to use mine and use it pretty often. Im in Georgia. The two burners and large size sets it part from most units like this.
To answer someones question above, I have found that pellets will smoke longer than the chips.
I bought one of those tubes from "Amazin" that folks talk about on these forums and have had absolutely no luck. I bought the 18" one.
After a few tries, it always just goes out. I got to the point that with all the tips and tricks that didnt seem to work for me, the tube is just laying in my garage. 30 plus bucks NOT well spent.
Anyway, Ive done about 10 briskets, 15 or so butts and many,many chickens as well as ribs. Im really glad I got this 44 smoker.