I have both and what BBQ Bandit says is very true. Its really about the cook and how he/she likes to cook on the tool. The reverse flows are nice but I have seen a number of classic offsets that are very even too. The tuning plates can make a huge difference in an offset smoker but so can chimney stack position and where the exit is.
Triple T BBQ - CBJ 2012, 2013, [url]http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=123061[/url]