Hello. My name is Matt. I am just now starting to get into barbecuing. I have actually wanted to do it for years and years but it has me intimidated. I read about it quite a bit and it just seems so hard. I have been looking over smokers and reading reviews and my mind is boggled. Every single smokers seems to have plenty of guys who love it and plenty who hate it. I had my mind set on a propane smoker and then had my mind changed by a coworker to an electric smoker. I saw they have a Bradley electric smoker that is normally $400 and some change but it's on sale for $269 so now I'm leaning towards the electric Bradley. I'm sure if I ask for suggestions I'll change my mind over and over.Oh I don't know what to do I'm going nuts over it. But no matter what I do I'm anxious to get started.