There is always someone who can speak up about having a problem with any kind of charcoal out there. Use what works for you. I would try lump if you haven't tried it. It is different for sure, and I much prefer the smell. And for cooking, smell can tell a lot.
Traeger Texas, UDSx2, Weber 22.5" OTS, Weber 26.5" OTG, Weber Performer Platinum Blue