I had a chepo stick burner that set me back years in my quest for good BBQ. The Masterbuilt 30" that I got after that restored my faith in backyard smoking. Super easy to use and can turn out great food on the cheap. I have since moved on and gave it away but it was the first cooker I had that consistently produced good food.
Weber OTG 22.5, Vision Classic, And a new UDS!!!