i have been debating on whether or not to pick up a Kamado Joe classic for the new, and what seems to be a fantastic deal at $749. I’ve been smoking for about five years now, and have began with an MES 30, that is mostly used just for large parties as an overflow smoker. I graduated to a WSM, which is near and dear to my heart, but is being rehomed to our camp this year. My main smoker is my Traeger, which gets used multiple times a week, even by the wife while I’m working. I love it, the ease and consistency is unmatched. I get a beautiful smoke ring. I love being able to set it, go fishing, and come to some perfectly smoked meat. I also have a Weber Genesis that is used to grill hot dogs, hamburgers, and everything else under the sun. It’s hooked up to a natural gas line, and provides easy grilling year round in south western PA. I can peg it out at 700+ degrees. Now that you know my collection of outdoor cooking devices, I have always wanted a Kamado grill. When I bought my WSM, I could not afford a ceramic grill. I have turned out some great food on it, but like I said, it’s going to camp. Will I be able to do more with the Kamado Joe than I can with what I have? At $749, I think it’s a steal. There is little doubt that I will use it a lot, but will I gain much over with what I have now? I would use it to grill and smoke. Thanks for the input everyone!