For the past four years I have been using a 30" MES. I am thinking I would like to upgrade and have set my budget in the $500-$600 range. I would like advice/opinions from some more experiences smokers on what they would choose. I do like the convienence of the MES. I can throw it in the back of my SUV when we go camping as easily as I can load a cooler. I also like the ease of use. Set it and periodically check temps. For some reason I am being drawn to the pellet smokers (although it is not set in stone). They appear to be as easy to use as the MES only they allow much higher temps. They wold also give me a real flame. I would like the ability to do multiple briskets, ribs and pork butts if needed. Not sure if this price point will allow that in a pellet smoker. What are the pros and cons of a propane smoker? Please feel free to give any ideas/experiences advice you may have.