Greetings! We are on our 2nd Mt vernon since 12/22/07 and its a lemon as well. The dealer has decided to replace it as well (and subsequently, has elected to no longer sell the Mt Vernon. In fact, he has had to pull and replace 3 different stoves over the last 6 months). Instead of getting our money back and walking away, we are still impressed with the heat (and cost savings) a pellet stove can provide - if its working correctly. Our dealer offered us any option, but also asked us to consider the Classic Bay. He gave us a thorough walk through with this unit, demonstrating its "primitive" workings in comparison to that of the Mt. Vernon. The majority of the maintenance/operation seems more manual than the Mt Vernon, but he swears by the stove, ensuring its a great performer and that most, if not all, issues that occur with the stove are easily remedied. For those of you who own this stove, would you buy it again? Is it what you wanted it to be? Any advice/suggestions/comments would be welcomed!