This is not quite another one of those "electric vs wood smoker" threads.. hopefully it doesn't get ignored right away...
I'm currently using a CG Kamado Akorn as both my grill and my smoker (with the smoking stone). When ever I'm smoking on it, I never have great results. The meat is good, but it either gets done way to early (because the temp gets away from me, even thought I damper it down as much as I can), or doesn't have the real good smoke flavor. I have been thinking more and more about the electric side of BBQ... I have a kid on the way (should be here within a few weeks!) so I know I will have less time then ever before to spend tending to the fire. That is the biggest seller for me right now. I can't decide if I like how "easy" electric would be... not having to tend to the smoker every 30 mins almost seems like cheating!
I'm really curious what you guys that have gone from wood to electric think. Do you regret the decision? Do you love the decision? Do you still use both methods? I think I have narrowed down my next purchase for either way I go... Electric, really like the Smokin-it#3 and for wood, I really like Horizon smokers, yes, I have checked the price, and know I will be spending $1500.
Any wisdom is, as always, GREATLY appreciated.
EDIT: I live in Texas, so weather is not a big factor.