I ordered an Enviro Kodiak 1700 insert back in October but just found out that it won't be made until MAY! The distributor kept stringing us along. Ugh. So I'm looking at other options. The house is 1600 sq ft with 8 ft ceilings. Open plan on the first floor with the chimmey in the center of the house. I'm trying to decide between a Jotul Kennebec and either an Avalon Olympic or Rainier. I like the Olympic since it has a 3.0 cu ft firebox (I figure I just don't have to fill it the entire way if we start to get blown away). I'll have to remove a some brick to make it fit in the hearth. My installer has installed hundreds of each and says that the Jotul and Rainier are very comparable but I'd like to hear more opinions. I've read the reviews in that section of the site. I love the way the Jotul looks but concerned that it won't heat as well as either of the Avalons. I've noticed that a few people here have the Jotul and seem to be happy with it but I'm concerned about the small firebox and low BTU rating. I've never noticed a discussion of Avalons on this site and I've been hanging out daily for several months now. Why is that? Any Avalon users out there??? I looking forward to a good view of the fire as well which makes me lean towards one of the Avalons. Unfortunately, the stove shops that I have visited haven't had the any of these inserts fired up and I've only been able to see the Jotul in person. I've seen the stove versions of the Avalons. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated since I'll probably have to make a decision tomorrow at some point. Thanks in advance.