Hello, well I am moving and will be having a house built. I will be heating with a centrally located wood stove with the addition of a boiler as a backup. I have narrowed my choices down. I like the Heathstone Mansfield, but I also like the specs on the new non cat Defiant. The reviews on the Mansfeild are posssitive, and reviews of VC are spotty, but seem to have improved as of late. I also like the Jotul 600, but it seems that most posters are getting a 6 hour burn. I know it may come down to cast vs soapstone, but I am not totally for or against, as long as I get a long burn. The layout is very open and I am not worried about being heated out. I grew up with a Defiant that was great! Anyone have anything to say about the new Defiant?