Ok, the fiance' is wanting to get me a new smoker for my 40th b-day next month. We've talked about getting two or three different brands in the past but never got to the details. Here's the list in no particular order. 1) BGE XL 1100.00 2) Primo equivalent (oval style) 899.00 without table 3) Vermont Castings version of the GOSM. Double walled 304 stainless but almost every thing else is the same as the GOSM. ~600.00 or so 4) Stumps (dreaming big here) Ok, this being said, I currently don't have a wood or charcoal smoker. I've smoked on an off set and really like it, but have become pretty lazy and like the convenience of the GOSM. However, I'm kinda jonesing for a charcoal smoker. Now I think the budget is 'get whatever you want', but probably less than 1500.00. And the only other consideration is that it would be charcoal or gas. Living in Denver, there is a severe shortage of decent wood to burn as a heat source. Others are a possibility, but these are the main contenders.