Hi there. I'm Cael, I'm 42 and from Alberta, Canada.
I'd forgotten how much I love barbecue until a food truck from a local place came to my work about 2 months ago. Since then I've been reading everything I could get my hands on, scouring your forum daily, researching cuts, availability, etc.
Now, I'm a super novice and have a real love of automation combined with tried and true techniques. So after reading a lot I opted for a MES 30 with window and RF. Lots of people here described it as smoking with training wheels, and I think that suits me fine.
I don't even have my unit yet, it should arrive in about 10 days. It would be amazing if arrived by July 1 (Canada Day) as that would be a fine day to set it up and season it to get things rolling. But I will be patient.
Til then I will continue to read and re-read stuff from this site, and maybe ask a few questions regarding conflicting information I've seen.
I'm so glad I found your site.