Pellets are a fuel source. Yes, most are set and forget,
But many charcoal units become set and forget with Stokers and other automated controllers.
Advantage? My wife can push two buttons and cook ribs. Me, I can cook ribs in either of 4 other units.
Notice I said cook, I still do the prep!
Yoder YS1500; Yoder YS640; and a Weber kettle! Purple Thermapen
Senior Judge, SCBA
Carolina Pit Master