Howdy Butt-Rub! Listen you are going to love that little smoker as soon as you accliamte to the electric vice the fire breathers. They are not the same. For instance, you don't want to mop, spritz, baste nor sauce while cooking. Well if you want to sauce save it for the very last hour of cooking. The electric maintains the moisture like a sponge. You don't even need or want the water tray. Line it with foil and fill it with sand as a heat sink if you just want it in there.
I know that sounds crazy, but its true. Keep the door closed. The electric doesn't need the moisture because it doesn't escape from the constant tending, the high dry heat of a fire breather, but it suffers from a slow reclaimation of chamber heat when opened. Its a small heating element, and most l;eave their vents open, so it does take a bit to reclaim that lost heat.
Wow as always I babble on....LOL.
How about, welcome to the boards. Looking forward to your learning experiences and pictures of your achievments.
I too changed over, I had a bit of experience with analog electrics. This place helpped alot, people are great and helpful also.
Enjoy your smokes, no stress means great smoke.