In my suburban neighborhood I'm fast becoming the "wood nut" with my stacked proudly displayed in my side yard. I spend a lot of time outside tending to the stacks and a couple of neighbors have stopped by to inquire. They complain of their oil heating bills and then ask about my startup costs, but I just don't feel like I can convey everything they need to know as a newb (heck I'm a newb!), especially the work I have into this and my time. From where to get the wood, to countering "pine is bad!" to where I got my little splitter, to the time it took to collect this much wood, to the difference between my insert and their traditional fireplace's ability to heat the home, to cost of all the supporting equipment (chainsaw, splitter, wood hauler, patio bricks to support pallets & 2 x 4s, bow saw, splitting axe, plastic sheeting to cover stacks, ear muffs, 12 gauge extension cord for splitter, blade sharpener, work gloves, safety glasses, kevlar chaps, and on and on and on.... Have you ever steered someone away because you didn't feel like you could give what goes into burning wood justice and you'd be doing their a disservice by glancing over everything in 5 minutes on your front lawn?