I have been watching the forums in the shadows for a few months trying to convince me that my wife needed an Amerique for our 30+ yr. old daughters birthday on Monday and since it showed up today, here we go. I have used a Weber Bullet for 8 or 9 years & it is still a great smoker, but the looks & ease of this one blew me away. It is now seasoning at 200. I noticed it took about an hour to get up to 200 and since it started at 105 (outside temp), it seemed to be a little long in raising the temp - is that normal and if so, is a pre-heat recommended after the outside temp drops later in the fall to maybe 60 and putting in product of about the same or cooler temps? I really anxious to see how the 1st rack of babies come out this week-end. Thanks for any additional info.