Hi, I'm considering a Woodstock Progress Hybrid based on the positive reviews I've read & how efficient it sounds. I'm all the way in the Pacific NW however, so I have no way of looking at one aside from pictures on the internet. I have a few concerns and was hoping any Woodstock Progress Hybrid (or even just woodstock stove) owners could chime in & shed some light on them. Some threads seem to indicate there being a possible smoke/smell leak on it. I have a strong sense of smell & this would drive me crazy if it were true. Is this something they fixed or that's easy to fix? Did anyone ever figure out why people were complaining about this? Related to (1.), the top of the unit has soapstone that tips up and a cast iron plate under it to heat cookware on. Under the cast iron plate is the catalyst & exhaust. How well is this sealed, could smoke leak out of it? What keeps it sealed well enough that it wouldn't happen? Could whatever seals it break down over time because of the ultra-hot post-catalyst air; & leak smoke / gasses into the room? Some people complained about it being loud when it expands/contracts because of steel plates beneath the soapstone. How loud is it & how long does it make noise while it's heating up / cooling off? Their warranty is only 6 months, how good is Woodstock in helping customers after the warranty ends? Their site says it's on sale for $500 of. ($3,000 vs 3,500); but many posts & reviews list people laying $2,400 - $2,500. Are they just raising the price to put on a sale as a sales tactic, or is this stove really normally $3,500? How much did you pay for it? Thanks a lot guys & gals. I'll be checking this thread regularly & try to clear up anything if I didn't explain something clearly or correctly. The sale says it ends Nov 9 (this Fri); so I'll have to decide before then.