I liked the smoke better. Seems to be a purer some flavor. Also immediately fell in love with set, forget it. I do not miss tending a wood smoker every hour and electricity is cheaper than charcoal. I had a barrel with side fire box.
I still like to grill with charcoal however, but for smoking, my Smoking-it #2 and #3 are the ticket, reliable, predicable, easy to clean and no ashes to get rid of.
My 2 cents worth.....