I just completed a ton of research and looked at Stumps, Superior, Rebel, Deep South and Assassin. All seem to be very well built pits with good reputations. All that being said I went with the Assassin 28. You could not beat the amount of cooking space for the money along with all of the things that come standard from them and are extra add ons with other builders, such as a slam latch and BBQ Guru. The turnaround time was also very appealling.
Char Griller Akorn/Assassin 28 Gravity Feed/BBQ Guru/Maverick ET-732