Sorry for not posting this prior to Thanksgiving. Think of this as being early for next year.
In my experience, this is the best combination of most easily-prepared and best-tasting turkey - especially if you can get your paws on a free-range bird.
Like so many things in life, proper preparation is the key to success. Brining is mandatory, as is the air-dry in the icebox!
Side note: We use a 1-pound rubber mallet instead of a rolling pin to whack and break the breastbone. We also use the mallet to drive a small cleaver down the sides of the backbone.