I've been interested in a smoker for quite awhile but was not pleased with the units available for the homeowner and the commercial rigs cost way too much. My local stove dealer gave me a BGE brochure and I went online to check it out. The information on the website and the information within the forum convinced me that this was the unit I had been looking for. I purchased a Lge. BGE in July '05 and have not regretted it. I am also addicted to the users forum where I have aquired a wealth of information regarding the use and care of my BGE. Now I hope I too can contribute to the community. Thanks to everyone for all the great information.