I'm curious about whether anyone prefers pre-EPA to modern stoves. I can burn junkier wood in it and it will get hot, use paper grocery store bags as firestarters, bust up my Christmas tree and let it sit until next year to burn it in the stove, etc. Does the flexibility of using 2nd tier combustibles provide you with some extra stockpiling? I would PREFER to use only three-year dried oak, but I'm not there right now. It's probably going to be five years before I'm in that situation. Right now I'm thinking I might not upgrade to an EPA just for the flexibility. Maybe that's dumb.