As of one year ago, Harman went out of business because as the quote from Dane Harman went "I have 20,000 stoves in the warehouse and not one good reason for anyone to buy one". The business was 90% dead as of one year ago. Yes, there have always been some regions where a few pellet stoves sold.....a very few! But NOTHING like what we have seen lately. The story of the pellet curve can be summed up like this: 1. First pellet stoves - early 90's, lots of wood burners bought them.....but dealers and customer soured on them because of mechanical breakdowns and other reasons. Pellet stoves were on the back burner from 1996 to about 2005 2. Katrina hit and the oil prices spiked. Pellet stoves went nuts - Harman, who had been one of the few companies that continually built and did a lot of pellet stove R&D;, sold LOTS of them and geared up big. 3. 2007 - The economy starts tanking, building and remodeling slows down, oil comes down a bit and pellet stoves stop selling. 4. March, 2008 - the current crisis begins...... I'm giving that history for a little perspective. There is no way you can say that the Pellet industry was on an even keel or growth curve from the beginning until now - in fact, it was the other way around. Again, there are regional differences........but the fact remains that most of the new buyers were a run on the bank. Whether or not that run continues is impossible to say since none of us have a crystal ball.