I believe the pellets are nearly interchangeable as far as finished product is concerned. Why blend? Use what you have. There, that should start a good argument.
When I got my Traeger I bought Traeger pellets, Pecan, Hickory, Alder, Cherry, Apple and your right. I couldn't tell any difference in them let alone a good smoke ring. Since switching to Epps Farms and Fast Eddies, I myself feel I get more of a smoke flavor than I did with Traeger pellets. I would be happy with even more smoke flavor if I could get it on the Traeger. Could just be in my head, don't know. I now mainly use Hickory but add some Cherry to it and I get the prettiest red smoke ring now as in this last Brisket I cooked.
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