Been cooking professionally for 30 years, have always had both gas and stick burner grills and made due smoking ribs and other things. I bought a MES 30" this summer to "play around" with.
Did a bunch of salmon, brisket, butts, belly bacon, shoulder bacon, & some Polish sausage. Having fun with my new toy.
Also bought the amazin pellet smoker, having mixed results with keeping it lit.