I had posted this in the wrong forum and hadn't gotten any replies so re-posting here... I have been reading the forum for awhile and have decided to buy a smoker. I am a newbie to smoking. I have been a life long Weber Kettle man and have tried some smokes on it but don't have the time to continue to add coals and babysit the temp. So I am mow looking at a Masterbuilt 30 inch electric. I just can't decide between the Gen I vs Gen II models 20070910 vs. 20070213 I have read that the gen II doesn't vent well and adds too much smoke flavor in the meat. I have also read though that it is superior in terms of insulation/controls etc. Any advice on which one to pick. I want the easiest to use model that will make the best tasting BBQ. Thanks...appreciate the advice.