Actually, taste is very subjective, but, most folks have a taste in mind and most can find that something something...from what I have seen, most folks do not know how to work a fire, heck, most don't know how to use a knob on the stove.
Understanding things like heat, smoke, ambient moisture, circulation, convection, conduction and radiation and the techniques to use and control all of those and more is where the curve is.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
Whip It Off, Chambers!
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."