Cons - little flexibility for higher or lower temps.
This is a very good smoker... especially for the price and size. I was skeptical with the limitations for temperature control with limited air vents, etc... but it surprisingly held the temp around 225 jsut fine. So... if you're wanting to do most of your smoking around 225, this unit works just fine for that.
Pros - accessable fire box, tall lid, two well spaced grill grates
Cons - requires $20 in mods to be efficient
I have had this smoker for a year and a half and I love it. I did the "day-tripper" mods before i ever fired it up and it has been the most easy-to-use smoker ever. I know what to expect every time I use it. My results are dependable and consistent. I would certainly buy this unit again and recommend it to friends; as long as they raise the charcoal grate, add a damper to the lower intake and drill two 1" holes in the lid for exhaust. This smoker is great.