Big thanks to everyone for your wonderful replies. I've made a charcoal basket for the CG last year and it performed pretty good. I think I need to smoke more often to get a better idea on how the charcoal basket is working for me. Most times on the CG, I do the in-direct cook of my ribs. This is due to the fact that I'm usually too busy on my free time from work to babysit a smoke for 6+ hours. That is my main problem. So I figured, buy a WSM or GOSM, and I can do the various errands and what-not, without having to be overly concerned with how my smoke is coming along.
Great picture Tony of the WSM handling of all those ribs.
Grand Scale, yes I need to play with the Afterburner more to get a good feel for it. And yes... I'm probably itching for a new toy.
phyx, sorry. No can do at this time.
jamesstew, I haven't really considered the BDS. I figured that they couldn't hold more than the ceramic style smokers. Also, their prices start at $325. And the two cooking rack model is $425. The photos of the food looks very nice. But after doing some reading of the testimonials on their website, the BDS may be getting my phone call/email to ask a few questions. Long cooks on the BDS and good temp control seems to be great. And the testimonials from Raichlen himself, makes this smoker very interesting indeed. I may be able to convince my wife that this will be my final large BBQ hardware purchase.