I have had the 30 version for about 2 years. I'm guessing it will be identical, other than wider shelves.
It's pretty great, overall. If your friend was going to cook in the backyard for groups, it'll make life extremely easy.
Temp fluctuation is nearly nonexistent.
Smoke control is separate from heat, so you can really dial your taste in once you get the hang of it.
Recovers easily without overshooting when opened, and insulation keeps heat in well.
Taste is great, but not as good as charcoal and/or wood. I give it a 8/10 there. If he doesn't BBQ yet, he won't care. If he does, he may notice.
Little to no smoke ring.
Illegal in competition.
These cons may not be an issue for the right person. If not, he will be SUPER happy. I still use mine all the time, even with the drawbacks.
Cat Daddy's BBQ : 22.5 WSM / Masterbuilt Electric Smoker / Weber OTG 22.5 Cajun Bandit