I have a friend who has one as well and he loves it.
It does not work like most other smokers in that there is a really small hole at the top to ventilate.
I personally like it better to have greater air movement so that air does not get stale and also for better development of bark
What you have with the smokette is a pressure cooker with a chunk of wood in it. It is really easy to operate and works nice. It does weigh a ton but is very well built