I don’t have a traeger but do have a large big green egg. With a Digiq controller, the BGE can be set up and pretty much left alone for hours. Even without the controller, it’s not something that takes a lot of monitoring once you get used to it.
The BGE is very versatile and I do brisket, pork butts, turkeys, chicken, pizza, fish, veggies, steaks. I would recommend getting an aftermarket cast iron grill and use that for most things especially grilling instead of the stainless one that comes with the unit.
The only negative I see is that the cooking surface is pretty limited so you won’t be able to get a lot of food on it at once like what’s possible with an offset.
But overall, it’s been the best cooking grill I’ve ever come across. Barely uses any lump charcoal. A few chunks of whatever wood you like provides all the smoke needed. It’s very economical to operate.