Let me be honest up front....I own a 2006 Harman at home and a 2004 Englander that I rarely use, but have it at a shacky cottage for heat. I bought the Englander at Home Depot on clearance several years back and now plan on "dumping" it at the boyfriends house so he can "get into pellet stoves" as opposed to using propane all the time. I am always amazed at how much finer the design (welds, heat control, having an ash pan) is on the Harman than the Englander, but also shocked because Harmans are triple/ almost quadruple the price of the Englander. The Englander also never seemed to regulate heat well and would flare up on high flame even on low setting and eats through pellets like mad. But still....the Englander puts out the heat for cheap investment. My question is how long do Englanders last in regular use? What goes wrong with them. I always see a bunch of them for sale used after they are about 5 years old. I am not knocking down Englanders product, as I own one (the price for them is awesome) but never used it much. The cottage is very small and the Englander literally cooked me out with the irratic heat output. I know there must be Englander fans out there as well as Englander haters. Please tell me about these stoves.