We had a bit of a cold snap this week, and I was sitting there thinking about how nice a fire would be. There was no need to heat the whole house, just take the chill off the living room for a few hours. It was then I realized that all this research I've been doing into maximum burn times, heat storage, etc was neglecting the fact that I miss my fireplace at times. I miss the sound, the smell, everything else that goes along with it besides the heat. And for nights like this, being able to convert to open door viewing suddenly became important to me. So while I am deeply torn between the hyper efficient Woodstock hybrids, and the Jotuls with their open door viewing options, I am wondering... Who else would sacrifice day to day performance for the occasional open door viewing option?