Well ya just cant beat what you get with charcoal... I have never used an electric smoker myself, but I imagine like LP and Gas grills, Electric would be more convient and still taste great but it doesnt do justice to real thing.... but as I said, I have never used an elctric (for a WSM for that matter)... However I would not hesitate to recommend the Weber based on what I have received from other WEber products.
Weber is a fine company that builds it products to last, has plenty of replacement parts avalible (often even easier to get Weber parts than the stores in-house brand from where you bought the grill).... Plus Weber perhaps has the best customer support/service I have ever come upon... I am in no way affiliated with Weber.. I am just a proud Weber owner (Summit Gold D) and many here will attest to what I have to say..
p.s. Welcome to the board, and you cant go wrong with whatever you choose if you can smoke or grill with it