I would have preferred one of the larger ones, but I wanted something I could put in the RV. I can technically do that but it does not ride well with those stupid spring legs. Also it is heavy and and akward to load by yourself. I brace it well for travel on the times I take it with me. As far as smoking and grilling, it is perfect for beef and birds. Probably woul do great for butts as well, but that could get messy. Inever was happy on how birds came out in the Bradley. Everything else in the Bradley was fine so long as you wanted to cook at really low temps which is ideal on some things. GMG can also maintain 190 to 250 temps for lw and slow with almost instant recovery.