Now that we are about 3/4 through the heating season, I want to say I'm really pleased with my Fireview. It's been so easy to run.. always having coals after 10-12 hrs for a reload... I love the fact that this stove has such a nice strong draft with my pipe set up, through the wall into a masonry chimney 22ft with an insulated liner. Not once have I had any smoke come out of the loading door... plus the draft makes for a nice start up for a new fire or a reload...I'm very satisfied... I haven't even had the stove top temps over 525 and that's heated me fine...Now I know why this stove has been Woodstocks bread and butter stove for the last 34 years.. In my eye's just a beautiful KISS designed stove. Another nice thing,, 3 regular size splits heat me now verses 6 or more were going into my Quadrafire 5700 on each load... So I'm using much less wood.