You know what they say about opinions and a.....s, everyone has em!
Every smoker, and cook is different. Preferences are many.Wood doesn't work in mine, I tried it, just won't work, I use lump charcoal which is wood, thats been halfway burned. It suites me fine, thank you very much!
Lots of people live differently, in different places. Consider yourself lucky for having the knowledge to operate that huge cooker you have, not to mention the money to fill it up with meat.The fact that ya made it for 400-500 bucks is another blessing.
I am currently looking at getting another/larger smoker/cooker. The one I want is about 2 grand. I live and work in Michigan, so I don't need to say much more than that, no money around here right now. If I could have the Klose, or Lang that I want, I wouldn't critisize others who enjoy the same hobby, with different equipment. Thats just not very neighborly.