Hello everyone. I want to thank you all already for the amount of information I have learned from this site. I'm about 2 months into owning my first home...it only took one oil purchase to have me consider a pellet insert. I do have a couple of questions and I am hoping some of you could share your insight. First, let me tell you a little about my home. 20 years old, two story, 2900 sq ft. I live in Plymouth County MA. The home has two fireplaces which are adjacent to each other (one faces into the kitchen and is simply a fireplace, the other faces into the living room which is in the middle of the house and currently has a Vermont Castings Propane Insert). The insert is nice to look at, but doesn't really throw out a great deal of heat. I am looking for additional BTU's. Based on what I have read so far, you all seem to recommend getting the largest insert that will fit into the fireplace. I've gone back and forth between wood burning and pellet and while the wood burning has a nicer looking fire, I like the idea that a pellet stove can run off a thermostat and I can store the the pellets in my basement which is currently unfinished. I think I narrowed down my choice to the Quadrafire Mt. Vernon. I am a bit concerned about the igniter issue, but it sounds as though the 3 updates which were mentioned in another thread may have addressed this. However, this past weekend I visited a retailer. In discussing the stove he mentioned the convention he just attended and that there would be some updates coming to this stove (one he mentioned was the location of the thermocouple being moved to the exhaust air to help improve temperature management). He seemed to know what he was talking about. In any event, has anyone heard of changes being introduced in the upcoming model? If so, when might these new inserts hit the stores? Finally, would they be worth waiting for? I plan on doing quite a bit more reading. Are there any other stoves I should be checking out and why? Also, if anyone on the forum is nearby can you recommend a reputable retailer and installer? Thanks!