I completely understand since this is the way I tend to treat expensive purchases . . . whether it be a sled, ATV or vehicle . . . I don't buy something brand new just to have something new or different . . . and generally when I go to sell the item I've usually got most of the life out of that item. My old Celica (I know, I know . . . it's a girl's car -- I didn't know that at the time) had close to 200,000 miles and my 2003 Honda Accord is over 170,000 now . . . when I spend money on something I intend to own it and use it for a very, very long time. However, when something you've bought isn't working out for you or costing you more in the long run -- whether it's costly and constant car repairs or just that the woodstove isn't providing you with the heat you need . . . or you're actually concerned (dare I even say afraid) of more costly repairs or leaving it unattended) about this stove lasting and suiting your needs . . . well, it's time to cut your losses and get something different . . . Sometimes holding on to something when you should get rid of it will cost you even more . . . We've all made a bad choice . . . sometimes from not doing the research, sometimes through bad luck . . . the worse choice though is to stick with something you're not happy with and expect it to get better with time.