Yesterday I bought a Traeger Lil Tex Elite based on a friends recommendation even though it's just me and the wife and the Junior would have worked for us, we do have family and friends over now and then making the decision to go bigger a no brainer. Though my wife complained of the expense, I'm sure I can convince her it was worth it. We made the purchase on the last day to get the $75 rebate. Soon as I got it home I put it together and can't wait to try it out today but, still have to get the pellets I decided not to get at the time of purchase. I had an upright gas smoker from a little known vendor (Lowes exclusive) that started leaking gas at the vent where the gas goes into the burner behind the temp dial and decided to get a new smoker because gas leaks are dangerous, was a pain in the arse to clean and parts aren't available.
I found this forum yesterday Googling "Taeger" and happened to read/join/post in this thread about What is in Traeger Pellets. I am a member of another forum, I won't mention, but am glad to be here.