So...I just picked up a Masterbuilt Pro Charcoal & Propane smoker from HD. Finished seasoning her up last night. Everything looks good so far, but I am seeing all the same issues that I saw on here when researching it. Smoke coming out of the door gaps, not enough control of propane flow, and the wood chip pan directly on the burner causing the wood chips to ignite and burn way too quickly. I'll be addressing all of those problems, so I hope I can start to make delicious smoked foods soon!
I also recently bought a 20 year old natural gas Weber grill, and I have an additional natural gas hookup on the porch, so I'll probably converting the Masterbuilt to NG at some point down the road.
I look forward to all of the collective knowledge here!!!