If I had to pick one of those, it would be the Akorn, hands-down. the WSM is an absolutely great smoker, but that's all it is. the Akorn is a great smoker, plus a great grill, plus a great pizza oven, plus, well, you get the idea. I have an Akorn, and a whole bunch of other cookers, including upright and trailer smokers, but the Akorn is my favorite for most smoking unless I'm cooking for multitudes of people. Turns out great butts, ribs, chickens, whole turkeys, pizzas, plus anything you'd grill. It's like a dedicated smoker with added kettle powers.
...Half a yard full of crap to cook on like everybody else...
Just a hungry hillbilly lookin for a dead critter to cook
in one throwdown,