Mr Frugal, You may be right but I just love the way the Vermont Castings Stardance looks. While we had to wait a bit to get the converstion kit (from propane to gas), it still came. Now it's the blower switch that has held us up. The stove came with a blower but I did not know that it didn't have a switch. The funny thing is that when I contacted the seller about it, he was surprised. He claimed that the blower worked okay with the remote (my installer claimed that the blower needs the switch to work). Does this make sense?