Thought I would share my thought process in choosing the CS50 (ordered 7/28/07) over other smokers.
Like many others, I decided on an electric smoker because of the ease of use and consistancy of the product they turn out. I would much rather spend my time fishing than tending fires, playing with vents and rotating food.
After a bit of research I was pretty much set on a Bradley and was a day or so away from placing an order. Thats when I stumbled on this Forum. Don't get me wrong, the folks on the Bradley forum are great and have a wealth of knowledge but, after I signed on here I posted a question about where to get Allspice wood for real Jerk flavor. I got a response in about a day.
I realized then that the folks at Bradley were at a disadvantage because you can't use "real" wood in the Bradley smokers. I'm sure the most popular woods are available in the Bradley pucks, but after reading about woods such as peach, grape, wine barrel...well, Bradley can't provide the variety. Also, as far as I know, there are no "aftermarket" companies making pucks which makes me wonder what would happen if Bradley ever went out of business.
All in all, I still think the Bradley is a great smoker with great customer support and a community of loyal, friendly users. It just wasn't the right smoker for me.
Hope this helps others who may be lurking, as I was, and trying to figure out which smoker to buy.