Originally Posted by flyingbassman5
WSM or UDS are great choices for a newbie. A PBC is as well but with the PBC you lose the learning curve of actually tending a fire.
I'm a little confused by this. I don't want to restart the UDS/WSM/PBC debate, but there is no more or less fire tending with the WSM, UDS or PBC. All three are designed to be easy to use and maintain temp. The UDS and WSM just give you more flexibility in choosing a cook temp, but once set, there is no fire tending.
RClark115, you didn't mention how many people you are cooking for or what you budget is. Those are important things to know in making a recommendation.