Hey Greg, i have an older 6' southern yankee, and i feel that it is very easy to control temp in, holds temp very well, I start with a bed of charcoal, then go all wood, usually only takes 2 splits about every hour and a half, I like the rotissere as it is basically self basting, gives a larger capacity with a small foot print. Only thing I don't care for is that the shelfs are bolted in, where a higher end southern pride or such aren't, makes for alittle extra work to take out to clean. but I would still recommend it.
The Redneck PitKrew (comp. team)
Tiny's Bar-b-que Catering
Char-griller superpro w/side firebox
6ft. Southern Yankee
Meadow Creek Caterer's Delight 108