I love mine. It puts the right amount of heat where you want it and all you do is keep it full while cooking. Get one and play with it. You don't have to restrict yourself to only adding coals to it, you can also add a few right under the meat and so forth. My old Weber Kettle is my grill of choice when camping and I don't leave home without the Smokenator.
The fight ain't over until the winner says it is.
Backwoods Party, Bubba Keg, Primo XL Oval, Ole Grandad, Mini BGE, Bradly Original Smoker, and a Weber kettle.