So after much research I broke down and ordered the Alderlae T5 in black enamel. I was torn over it and the Progress Hybrid but decided that the PE was enough stove for me. I choose it because my home is 1550 sq ft and I wanted to be able to heat the entire house if needed as well a cook on it. I felt I saved a considerable amount of money although I really love the look and sound of the PE. I live in Santa Fe, NM and will most likely be burning piñon purchased from a local seller. Luckily we have many reputable wood dealers in the area and I feel like I can get good seasoned wood. Not exactly sure how well piñon burns compared to hardwoods, but everyone in the area says its very comparable. The stove will be a corner install and I liked the low clearances of the T5. I still have to tear out the contractor grade kiva gas fireplace and build the hearth before I can install the T5. Im just looking for others who own this stove who can give me any advice about using it. Im new to wood burning and look forward to getting started.