Hey all! I just got the analog 30B to replace an old brinkman. I smoked on a brinkman electric for years, because the factory outlet was here in town, and they were ridiculous cheap. Probably about what they were actually worth, but that place closed down. When my old model went bad, it was time to buy, or fix the old one, and the cost of the element was outrageous. So having found this forum, I read about all the various brands available. Money was unfortunately a big concern, and with the price, and hassle of propane I knew I needed a cheap electric. That's what led me to the MES. I might eventually upgrade to a nicer model, but I don't really need much, so I opted for the analog model. After reading a lot of threads here, I might've been better off buying a used one that's broken, and ugraded to make it better than original. But that ship has sailed, so this is where I'm at. All in, I'm pretty happy, it's most definitely a substantial upgrade.