Longtime lurker and forum newbie here, asking Recteq RT-700 owners for their real world experience. I've cooked for over 30 years, starting in a built-in brick stick burner big enough to hold two men inside; seems the older I've gotten, the lazier I've become, dropping to propane smokers, then barrel smokers, then pellet smoker which seems to be the best compromise between ease of use and acceptable results. Now I've got an 40 inch wide off-brand pellet smoker that I've modded with a PID controller and convection fan. Even with the effort, I still have a big difference in temps from one side to the other - minimum of 15 degrees, sometimes as much as 30-40+ degrees; add to that the mental computation of what temp to set the controller to get the pit temp I want, and I'm ready to step up (a little) for a better pellet smoker. I've been told that the RT-700 not only maintains the set temp really well, but is even on temps across the grate from left to right, front to back. Also have been told that the RT-700 seems to put out more smoke than the average pellet smoker. Can any of you Recteq owners share your experience to confirm/correct what I've been told? BTW, I'm afraid a Yoder, Mak, Pitts & Spitts, etc. are out of my price range, so I'm really only interested in experiences on the Recteq. Thanks!