I know of several guys that use either the stoker or the guru. They all have nothing but good things to say about them.
Now I have never personally used one myself.
I can say, many times I have had to use the aux fan method to keep the fire going. Just recently I was in the middle of a cook about 3:30 am and the wind laid down. The only way to even keep the fire was to use a fan blowing into the firebox.
Stuff happens, at that point we have to adapt and overcome.
Now, had I been using a stoker I don't think I would have had any issues.
Go Big or Go Home.....Thats what I say
.One of these days I want to learn to weld real good
.........Sometimes I feel like a nut.