Amen on all counts. My "friends" who don't like it only care about the sauce and don't really understand BBQ in the first place.
I will amend the recommendations a couple of post below by BernalKC:
1) ribs-short end 2) ribs-long end 3) brisket 4) chicken
I absolutely love the fact that waiting around, even a few minutes for a take out, is enough time for you clothes to soak up a little of the smokiness.