Man, ive just recently fell in love AGAIN with my ECB. My first was an ECB but hen I bought a 4 shelf digital bradley, and believe me it rocks, did a lot of low maintenance smoking with it. Then I bought a couple of silver smokers for work and it was my first experience with offsets, they also rock, better for larger smokes as Id planned to use them(and still do) but..
walmart recently had some ECBs on sale for like 30 bucks, so I bought another. The only mods I made were to put some air holes in the charcoal pan although there are a couple more you can make. The two shelves give me enough room to do a main meat and a few side dishes. Knowing how to control the burn of my charcoal to meat my needs(which I learned here of course) is pivitol to the great results im getting off of her.
On the flip side , buy another smoker yes, but do it cause its great to branch out but not out of frustration. Trust me those little bastards can rock.
My next smokers gonna have to be a GOSM style propane cabinet smoker, havent had one of those yet. Ifn I dont break down and impulse buy me a lang or another trailer type smoker. Dammit I ll have to have em all before I die.