As you know, wood burning offsets are renowned for having great smokey flavor. I had to make quite a few hacks to my traeger to get it to impart the same level of smoke as my kettle.
If I had my way with 3k, I would have still bought my traeger + mods and spent the rest on a large offset. The pellet cooker is like my propane grill; used all the time esp. when it's cold outside or I'm dogsh** tired after work. But when I have the time and energy to make good q, the kettle is my first choice. Mind you, I did get my traeger 075 for 300 dorrah.
edit: Also, I love to use my pellet pooper in place of the oven during the summer, to keep from overheating the house.