This reminds me of beginning of the end of the Big Drum Smoker forum back in 2007 and the start of the Ugly Drum Smoker thread.
I had been a lurker on that site before you had to become a registered owner to participate, and people like Norcredneck and others got BANNED from that site for asking "investigative" questions. Nowadays you could visit any of the other BBQ Forums out there and a UDS thread is going on as well.
I'm no Rocket Surgeon, (or blogger) but admit to being partial to the BDS's, and for the most part owners of the real thing have been very cool about sharing specs, that I wasn't able figure out for myself (take a look at the BDS Smoker page-the specs are literally jumping out at you http://bigdrumsmokers.com/smokers.htm
) And I really don't see anybody jumping down Sterling Ball's throat for selling Big Poppas Drum Smoker kits either.
This could be the start of the Ugly Pit Barrel (UPB) thread--who's with me???