If you are considering purchasing a Backwoods, I would suggest that you compare it to a Humphrey's. A friend of mine had a Backwoods and I was going to buy one until I compared the features and values of Backwoods vs Humphrey's.
I bought the Humphrey's after comparing the two, and I have no regrets. In my personal opinion the Humphrey's out performs the backwoods that my friend owned.
Bottom line is that you have to purchase what you are comfortable with and what works for you, not what works for someone else..
Humphrey's DownEast Beast W/BBQ Guru