I hope you will post a little bit more on this topic when you have time.
I'd really like to hear your full perspective on the subject. At some point I will be getting "serious" into competing, and while currently a FEC-100/PG-500 user would like the pro's and con's of each based on someone who has "been there and done that".
I modified my FEC-100 so I could put wood chunks near the fire-box, which I think really helped with the smoke flavor, but obviously it doesn't turn it into a stick burner.
Anyways, thanks for your thoughts thus far on this subject.
Maybe I can make it my goal to be KCBS ToTY with a pellet cooker one day. Hehe.