I bought my Pit Boss in April from Rural King. It was the deluxe model for the same price Menards had the standard grill for. I picked up a bag of the competition blend pellets from Menards for a little over $20. I've been buying the Lumberjack brand pellets from Rural king, a 20# bag is $9.99 and I like the flavor. There is a learning curve but once you get it figured out it does a pretty good job. I enjoy that its a grill and a smoker and will never own anything else. When I'm grilling and I have time I like to smoke whatever I'm cooking first. I just leave it on the smoke setting on P4 for an hour or so then crank it up to 350 to finish it off. Best hamburgers, pork chops, chicken I've ever cooked. I smoked a 10.5 lb brisket on P2 setting which hovered around 200. Took about 17 hours but was worth it!
The only issue I've had is that the screws holding the legs on kept coming loose, even with the lock washers. I ended up getting 16 bolts that were 1/4-20, 1 inch long and 16 locknuts. I snugged them down nice and tight and will never have to worry about loose legs again.
I would recommend getting one of these smokers and play around with it and learn how to control the heat. Once you have it figured out you'll have a smoker/grill for years.