Had gotten a cheap offset smoker several years ago. After my first smoke had a terrible burnt tingly taste I ended up hear to learn the difference of between billowing white smoke and TBS. Next round was much better but the temp difference across the grate meant I had to rotate constantly and they were still over cooked on one side.
Fast forward a few years and the wife got me an MES 30 for Christmas. Already made a fatty, baby backs and 2 batches of ABTs. So much better. Very happy and there are so many things I want to try. An AMNPS is on the way and I'm thinking about a mailbox.