Ok, so who has gotten rid of their stove after only one year? As you may know, I have not been happy with my Lopi Leyden. Even when it was running perfectly, it was a disappointment to me and my wife. Sure, it gave off a ton of heat, BUT... The visuals were disappointing. It was a box of smoke, with the flame going into the rear combuster low and behind the wood, where you couldn't see it, even when the glass was clean, which it rarely was. It burned hot so it ate a ton of wood, and had to be baby sat so it didn't smolder out, or become a raging inferno, so we were afraid to walk away from it, so no 24 hour burning. The lid warped, which is apparently common, and I'm sure the combuster will go in a couple of years. So a negative rating on ambience which is a very big deal for us, as well as 24 hour heating. I had no idea what downdrafting meant when I bought it, and knowing what I know now... It was not exactly cheap, but life is short, and maybe another year of this frustration is not worth it. Economics: $3200 dollars in oil to heat this old monster house for this winter, which is with a conservative thermostat setting. I can get 3 to 4 cords for $175 and some hard work, and even more for free with harder work. If I sell the Leyden, and if I switch to 24 hour burning, with a nice soapstone or hybrid, could I save enough in oil over the next 5 years to make the economics make sense? So I need a reality check, how crazy is it to switch stoves after only one year? And I need to convince my wife the economics make sense, she is disappointed in the stove, but nervous about another large purchase unless the math makes sense. Thanks in advance.