This whole discussion is a matter of taste and expectations.
Folks who are used to heavily smoked meats from a stickburner say "no flavor".
I have been pure pellets since 2007 with the FEC 100 and the Traeger.
My smoke flavor is plenty enough to please most people, including a lot of comp judges.
Other peoples opinion will do you no good whatsoever.
Find someone who knows how to cook on a pellet machine and make up your own mind.
"Flirtin' with Disaster" BBQ Team (RETIRED)
FBA and KCBS Cook and Judge.
Former owner of a WSM, a Smokey Joe, a Charbroil Commercial gasser (junk), the legendary "StudeDera", a Fast Eddy PG500, and Sherman.
Now cooking with a Yoder YS640
Proud Pellet guy cooking on real wood.