So, in advance, I appreciate your tolerance of the uneducated as I ask a couple questions. First, I've read all the reverence for the PID Controllers, but my understanding is that they simply turn the element on and off, essentially wide open or off. I can't help but feel for a electric element perhaps a analog thermostat might be more efficient, albeit a little more cumbersome to fine tune. Secondly since I just stripped my old Crosley , what are the best sources or one stop online shopping to find nearly all the items I need under one roof, versus creating 15 accounts to buy 16 different parts. Lastly,(for now, LOL) I am somewhat on the fence between gas or electric. What are the cons of each? Thanks folks, looking forward to the help. Craig.