I recently got bit by the bug. I've halfway hacked my 22 weber kettle with rotisserie into a sort of, but not really serviceable smoker. I use an I grill for meat and cooking temp and attempt to keep it near 225 with an Auber +fan.
So far I've done 2 pulled pork smokes ( one with finishing sauce - yum! ) and a modified set of wicked beans.
The wife has now insisted in a actual first step smoker. A Char Broil vertical charcoal smoker should be delivered tomorrow. BBQ gaskets are already on order as well. Yep, its an el'cheap-o, but baby steps!