Well lets see i am a commercial pilot who grew up living in the woods in WV. I am an avid outdoorsman, i have a passion for BBQ and like to ride my Harley as much as possible. I'm new here but not to smoking. But still looking for advise. I have owned several charcoal/wood fired smokers. Built a few. And now am struggling with a MES 40. I'm looking for suggestions for the next step. More reliable / higher quality. I love the features of the MES but, well, I'll just apply the do not saying anything rule here! Suggestions please?