As You all may know I am currently using an modified ECB, I love this smoker, but and thinking about updating. I am considering maybe buying a horisontal smoker, or maybe another verticle, or maybe building one. Of course price is an issue. I am not nessarily wanting to spend several hundred dollars. I have 2 questions--1. Does anyone make a affordable Horizontal that is worth the money? 2. Is vertical or horisontal the way to go? I NEED HELP!!!!!! I want to try a brisket and want a smoker that is easier to get to the fire on than my modified ECB, but still does a good job. Any opinions???