I now have looked at 10 or 12 pellet stoves today, and have not seen a gnome yet. I like the foot print, and the power consumption of the little guy though. But, it leaves me wondering, what is so drastically different in the engineering that it only uses less than 10 percent of the power of its competitors? Is it a particularly quiet unit? Does it rely more on convection for combustion? What has been your experience with the gnome, if you have any? Thanks in advance!