I've smoked stuff on an electric smoker, a cheap one and it worked ok till I fried the element. So I've kinda been looking around at what to get next for a while now. The green egg is pretty cool but pricey and I don't know that I'd do that much smoking to make it worth while. You can probably tell from my questions that having to tend the smoker while in use is one of my concerns. If it can be set up to start working during the night, say about 9pm, and then replenished with chunks and water in the morning, say about 6-7am, then walk away from it till 4-5pm in the afternoon, that would be ideal. Set and forget sounds great to me but that can't be quite possible I'd think.
"Lack of sleep makes cowards of us all."