I have a Pitboss pellet smoker that I retrofitted with a SmokeDaddy digital PID controller. I like how it lets me set-it-and-forget-it unlike a wood or coal burner system which you have to tend continually. Electrics are set and forget too, but I can get the temp up higher so I get crispy chicken skin and better bark than I ever could with my Masterbuilt Electric smoker.
Pellet smokers are pretty notorious for not producing as much smoke as stick burners and electric because the fire is smaller than a wood burner and its used as the heat source too. I added an AMAZ-N tube smoker for about 20 bucks, and this issue is not an issue any more.
Plus, having the tube lets me cold smoke, too.
While I admire the "caveman" concept of stick burning, I'm happy with the ease of use of my pellet burner and the results I get with it.
Oh, and the SmokingMeatForums.com is a great resource. They are just as friendly, informative, and into BBQ over there as we are here. Plus, they have a "Beer and Brewing" section, too.