Yes...I know most of you veterans have already rolled your eyes because you've seen this thread 100s of times. I'm just looking for a little validation I guess. When I bought my analog MES 30, I quickly realized that I had made a mistake not buying a MES 40...I dont want to make that mistake again. Since entering the hobby of smoking last year, my wife has really come to enjoy it and encourage it. So, today we were at Costco and saw a demonstration of the Traegers. I had only ever heard good things about them, but after falling in love with my AMZNPS, I really have signed off on using pellets. Watching how easy it can be to use the traeger and the features seemed awesome. Before I left costco my wife was actually encouraging me to go buy the Traeger Lil Tex Elite. So I wanted a little bit of research before making an impulse buy. After only about an hour it looks like GMG Daniel Boone may be the better choice. The Traeger seems to have some build quality issues and does not maintain temps well. This is just from reading reviews and forum posts... Am I crazy to think that GMG is the right choice? I believe I've seen a lot of Traeger owners wishing they had purchased a GMG.