I was thinking the same.
When I compare Stumps to Backwoods (recognizing they are different smokers) of similar sizes, the Stumps out weighs backwoods considerably (way heavier). I probably hear of more Backwoods needing "reconditioning". Perhaps this is just inevitable. I look forward to hearing from the group on Stumps as I too am considering a new vertical.
Stumps Junior, XL BGE, Medium BGE, DCS Gasser, Weber Kettle