After a lot of research and reading of this board I decided to purchase a new SM045! I ordered it on 1/24 and am told my tentative ship date is 2/15 which means I probably won't have it for almost a month from date of order. I'm sure the wait will be worth it, but I hate waiting.
In the meantime it will give me plenty of time to continue to read the board and learn how to use it before it arrives.
Looks like it will be ribs on the Traeger for the Super Bowl!