I am wondering how many out there would continue to burn, process etc. if the savings factor wasn't part of the equation. Assuming that there is a savings factor as you consider your time spent on processing. I enjoy the processing and the ambience of the burn so I would classify myself as a burner hobbyiest. That being said, and trying not to be too confusing, my burn vs. using other ( oil heat ) is about 85% burn vs. 15% oil heat as "back-up" . As I said, this isn't factoring the current price of whatever you may have as a heating sourse. IF this was a survey pick 1. : Pretender : 0 to 25% Casual burner : up to 50% must be heated by wood Serious burner: over 75% must be heated by wood Pro: No other choice but to burn. Thank you in advance .