I am very happy with mine. Set the temp and time and walk away. However, I don't do the smoking in mine. I have an old electric outside and do the smoking in it and then transfer it to the MB electric inside the garage to finish it, works very well for me.Cabelas has the masterbuilt MS140s on sale for $200. But all Im reading in reviews is that it has faulty controller. I take reviews with a grain of salt as usually the only people that review are not happy with products. For those of you with masterbuilts, what is yolur experience with temp control and element longevity?