I have been using a Traeger Texas for about 3 years. To do over, I would spend more and buy another brand, Yoder would have been the right choice for me. Although the Traeger gets the job done and is fairly well balanced in temp across the grill, it has issues that would cause me to not recommend one unless it was a used "steal of a deal." My experience:
* There is no bracing or shelving to reinforce the legs. Traeger shipped me replacement body after the corner slots where the legs bolt into started to split. I was always careful but just wheeling it over cracks in cement driveway caused the metal to separate. I reinforced the corners (see picture) and purchased Traegers optional bolt-on shelf. Now it is very sturdy but disappointing that it is that weak. The grill fell over (fortunately into grass) on a very windy day due to the narrow space between the legs - protect it from high winds.
* The controller is nowhere near the sophistication of Yoder, Mak, etc.,. You can set 180, 225 and then 25 degree increments but your average temperature can be off significantly under some conditions (extremely hot day, windy, etc.,.). I replaced the stock controller with an Ortech controller but the rudimentary method for feeding pellets on either controller does not make fine tuning easy. You can compensate to a limited degree by adjusting the idle fuel feed rate but if you go too far, you flame out or have wild temperature swings. If you are picky about specific average operating temps, you'll be frustrated.
* One of the mods I did was using bolt cutters to cut the grill rack in 1/2. It is cumbersome to clean in a kitchen sink and cutting it in 1/2 (filed sharp edges smooth) makes it easier to work with and to put in dishwasher.
* I have replaced the hot rod once after the grill kept tripping the GFCI, but I do not know how that compares to reliability to other pellet smokers brands. This is the only part aside from the warranty above that I had to replace.
* If you want to sear food, forget it with stock auger motor. You'll be lucky to get to 450 degrees. You can get a faster motor but then you have to bypass controller or use a different controller if you want to go over 450. Or use another grill
The one upside to my Traeger is that is fairly simple to repair (I have a spare for the draft fan, auger motor, hot rod, controller and RTD). All of the parts are easy to swap out.
Here is the corner bracing and shelf added to mine: