It never ceases to amaze me when I read stuff on the Internet that is counter to what I know to be true.
Most of it is just lack of knowledge and hearsay. If we know of a friend or relative who made shoe leather out of a brisket on a three hundred dollar pellet smoker, then all pellet smokers must be unreliable and worthless.
Unfortunately there are others who put out distorted information concerning pellet smokers for a more nefarious reason. Some companies who create smokers that use fuel other than pellets, have been known to put out a little misinformation from time-to-time.
The truth is that pellet smokers have won many competitions across this country and they will handle your backyard BBQ needs as well.