I have a GOSM (vertical gasser) and a horizontal off set stick burner. I enjoy using both of them at different times. For example, if I'm busy around the house and want some Q for dinner, I would likely set up the GOSM and go for it (requires less attention). But if I have the time and I really want relax and to get the true flavor of wood and perhaps have a bunch of "hairy legs" over and some adult beverages ..... perhaps some cards, then I'm likely to fire up the off set and just enjoy the experience of smoking .... something about the smell of the pit drifting across the patio .... regardless of the wood or meat used. Builds one heck of an apetite. Whatever your choice, I hope you enjoy smoking and certainly the fine Q that either smoker is capable of producing.