Found this site yesterday while searching for information on electric smokers.. I have realized 2 things over the last 28 hours: 1. I have no idea which electric smoker to get. And, 2. I found the right site to figure it out. I have had a Weber gas grill since '99. Last year I finally decided to learn about charcoal and bought a 22" Weber Kettle. Since then, the gas grill is only used when time doesn't allow charcoal and wood chunks. Now, I have decided I need to complete the 'cooking trinity' with a smoker. I'm leaning towards a first gen 40" MES, but any info on electric smokers, especially personal reviews, tips, and experiences, is greatly appreciated.