I'm getting rid of my trusty Weber Smokey Mountain cooker this weekend. I am from Texas originally and spent several years in Kansas City during high school and college. When I moved to Colorado I was extremely disappointed in the lack of good bbq. We have a few decent places here and there, but it's just not popular here (we have killer Mexican food though!). I decided about 12 years ago that I would start making my own and picked up a WSM. It's been great and made a lot of great meals for friends and family. I finally gave in and bought a pellet grill a little over a year ago and although I don't think the flavor is as good as what the WSM produces it's much less hassle. A couple of months ago I picked up my first offset. That has been a game changer nothing else compares. I still like the pellet grill for convenience but if I have time it's going on the stick burner. I also have a couple of charcoal grills so the WSM just isnt' getting used. A friend of mine is moving and has talked to me about getting a smoker for quite awhile so I'm donating the WSM to him. I hope it has many more good years of use they are a great product that make good bbq in reach of just about everyone.