Trying to pick an insert and, like so many others, I'm also a little overwhelmed by the number of choices. Wondered if it would help to talk through it here and see if i get some opinions. We live in central Ohio. At the center of our house is a massive brick chimney that contains the flues for two fireplaces and the kitchen exhaust. The house is nearly 2000 sq ft upstairs/main floor with another near 900 sq ft downstairs. The house is built into a hillside so the downstairs also is finished and has bedrooms. The master bedroom though is on the main floor and it's on the main floor where we'd like to put this stove insert. The fireplace on that floor is 49"W (yes, wide!) x 30"H x 28"D and 41" along the rear wall. The main floor has all vaulted ceilings. Some rooms can be shut up but it's still going to be about 2000 sq ft w/high ceilings that I'll be hoping to heat. In the future we could possibly put a small stove in the downstairs fireplace but the fireplace is an enclosed room so we'd definitely have some circulation issues there. I realize one problem that I have is that my fireplace is wider than even some over-sized shrouds. That's the case for the BK Princess which is the one that I have a quote on so far. The installer made it sound like they could do something to cover that gap. Since then I've started wondering about the Buck 91 and the PE Summit. Maybe the Buck would cover my sq ft better. I thought I was good with the idea of a cat stove but maybe I'm not 100% sold on that, though the long burn time on the BK sounds really appealing, so that's how the Summit got into the picture. I guess I started to reconsider too, in part, because the stove, shroud, installation, etc estimate for the BK was $5k. Looking around online though it sounds like that's just on the high side of normal but is perhaps still in the ballpark and so maybe another stove/store won't make a big difference. I did email another farther away store for estimates on the Buck and Summit but they haven't responded yet.