If it is crap chicken quality I'll brine it.
If it is free range or great quality I will not brine it, why would you?
My favourite is Hotnfast, Biggie described it^^^
but, I love it spatchcocked with Asian flavours but again hotnfast.
Crispy Chinese or lemon or Indian style works for me too.
If I smoke it slowly , it is for stock -soup and or salads.