Outspoken, you will find a TON of great advice in this forum. The question of which smoker to buy, really has no perfect answer. It all depends on your tastes and of course, your budget. I think you'll find that most of us started out with a cheap smoker and have progressed from there.
I started out with a Brinkman Gourmet Charcoal Smoker. It's cheap and can be used right out of the box with no modifications. However, the more you use it, the more you'll want to modify it so you can get more consistent cooks. The mods are easy and cheap, plus you get the added charcoal flavor to your cooks.
I've also owned a 40" Masterbuilt Electric Smoker and loved using it as well. It's more expensive than the Brinkman, but it's easy to use right out of the box. Just plug it in, load your wood chips and cook.
Whatever smoker you buy, make sure you get a meat thermometer as well. When it comes to smoking meat, you'll find that cooks times give you and IDEA of when the meat is done but internal temperatures will tell you EXACTLY when it's done.