The two pits I was looking at were the Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite propane smoker and the Smoke Hollow 40 inch digital electric smoker.
My two concerns with the Masterbuilt is the size of the Sportsman Elite and the inability to dial in a temperature for smoking. Here is a picture of the Sportsman Elite with a shaker of bbq seasoning on a shelf to give you some perspective on the size of this cooker.
By comparison the 40 inch Smoke Hollow electric smoker is massive and would let me set an exact smoking temperature with ease.
I am also nervous about having what is essentially an electronic device sitting outside and being exposed to the weather. I know that they have the controls sealed up but it just seems like a bad idea.
Maybe getting an electric smoker will be the excuse I finally need to build that covered outdoor kitchen that I always wanted!