I'm with CD on this. I've had the same offset smoker for 20+ years. It took me years of practice and tweaking to get to the point where I was really comfortable with it.
You newbies are fortunate to have this forum to help you through the learning process. Read, read, read...and then practice, practice, practice...only then will you know if your equipment is inadequate.
BGE large w/ lots of accessories; Lyfe Tyme offset; RED Termapen