https://www.masterbuilt.com/collections/smokers/products/gravity-series-560-digital-charcoal-grill-smokerI'll check out that site.
Usually cooking for a minimum of 5, but can easily have weekends where it would be 10-12+, though not all can put the meat away like my boys can.
Easy would be good, so a set it and forget it option would certainly be desirable, especially since most of the time I am swamped with kids activities, that I don't have the time or availability to monitor a very long cook closely, which has propbably been one of the reasons I've never seriously considered a smoker previously.
Budget - not a huge budget, but willing to pay a bit more if it means a step up in quality/consistency. I'd say $500 or under is the higher range of what I would be able to allot at this time, if able to keep it a bit lower would be an easier sell.
$500. Like a pellet grill but with charcoal. Co-worker loves his.