Been on SMF for about 15 years or so. Checking in from Osceola, Indiana (just East of South Bend) here and enjoying the 21st century for the last 4 years with an 800 sq in Pit Boss Pro pellet grill. I highly recommend pellet grills, they are flexible enough for nearly all smoking uses and great for grilling too!
I'm just across the river in Crestwood KY just outside of Louisville. Got an MES 30 that Jonok on here has helped me modify into a beast. I also have Ok Joe Longhorn combo I need to do some work to. Plus I also have a Little Chief electric smoker I am looking to sell so let me know if you are interested in it. Here is a pic. Will be glad to meet you in the east end of Louisville if interested.
Hey Hoosier, Welcome to the forum. Nothing wrong with the MES, it can produce some really good eats! I had an earlier version for a number of years and it served up great meals. Ultimately I decided a pellet smoker was where I wanted to be. Wasn't interested in gas, charcoal or stick and wanted the convenience of a hopper along with other options.