My propane smoker bit the dust and needs to be replaced. I was going to order another similar grill until I saw this very highly reviewed Kamado grill @ Lowes for $300.00. I would use it initially as a smoker to make ribs & pulled pork etc but I'm sure I'd try chicken and other item once I got familiar with it. I just got a new Weber Genesis so I doubt I'd do much grilling in the Kamado as I am retired and quite lazy. I don't want to spend much more than this so a Big Green Egg or Kamodo Joe are not on my radar. My question is how does a Kamodo oven work as a smoker vs a propane cabinet smoker? I is more difficult to use? How about temperature control? I love the "set it and forget it" convenience of the propane smoker but I bet the end product would be better in the ceramic oven. Are there other inexpensive brands you would recommend? Thanks for sharing your expertise!