I've smoked for years on a Brinkmann offset. Inefficient fuel hog but turned out great Q once I learned. (still learning) Last year I decided that I wanted a WSM. However the price of the 22 was a bit high for me, $400. Well back in early February I was outbid on ebay for one at about 300 or so. Well angry and determined I searched craigslist with no success, mind you for the year before I searched CL and never found one. Well I came across the Sears ad, and at $320 I couldn't resist and got it. The funny thing is about a week or so later, an 18" came up on CL, scored it too.
Best investments I've ever made!
Sorry for rambling.