If one goes to any of the other bbq or smoking forums, and scroll to the bottom of the home page, you can see what company is responsible for the format of that forum. Some are better organized than others but all are better than what CS ended up with.
As an aside, I contemplated getting another Amerique smoker and noticed that they did away with the large W shaped heating element and large wood box and went to an elongated U, just like SmokinTex and Smokin-it. I can only guess it was a matter of economics. Another change