Sorry about the late response. I was sitting on the beach for a week.
I think I want an electric heated wood smoke model. Ease of use is very important to me. Although, I definitely want to cold smoke.
The main purpose of the smoker will be to smoke bacon, sausage, hams, etc. So, it will not be an issue of how many people I'm cooking for.
Price is always an issue. I have plenty of money but I am very conservative when it comes to spending money on hobbies.
Assuming the SM009 does what I'm looking for I would most likely start there- unless I am convinced I should go a different direction.