after lots of research and reviews, I was dead set on getting the Lopi Freedom.... until I went to new dealer today and we saw the Hearthstone Clydesdale. this stove looked great, felt solid, looked solid. and the wife loved it. Now I am back in debate mode between the Freedom and Clydesdale. any opinons? I could go either way and be happy but the Clyd is also $500 more, so not sure if its worth the extra money. my only reservation on the lopi was by possibly being too hot with 2.9cu.ft box and large heating capacity. i'm only trying to heat 1700sq ft total. maybe the Clydesdale with 2.4 box is better suited. just a thought.