They are great. Used my original wsm yesterday to cook a couple of butts for the Women's Shelter to be served today. Also used one of the 22s to do some baby backs for us. The wsm is still my favorite. It is one of the originals, wooden handles, shallow water pan, and no date codes. I think it holds temp much better than 22s. Just not quite big enough for long slabs of ribs without cutting or a rack.
It may be my imagination, but I think it is built better than the new ones.
I did use the Auber on it as it was raining with ice and snow all day and I'm a wuss.
I keep my eyes open for another original, but no success so far. Waiting for Harbormaster to let go some of his.
Smooth Smoke BBQ Team, KCBS CBJ, 2-WSM, Cajun Bandit Conversion, wsm 2880, Smokey Joe Mini wsm, Old Country offset, several kettles.