I currently have an Astoria Bay pellet insert that I have been pretty happy with. I recently acquired a lot up in the Adirondacks that has been in the family for a long time. It is loaded with hardwood. I had a small section of it logged out this year where I was building a camp and just from what the loggers left behind on the ground, I cut enough wood to heat the camp for the next 3-4 years. The ground is very rocky and the trees never get a great grip on the ground, so it comes to be that every year there is enough firewood from trees that just fall down so that I would never even have to fell a tree and yet still get tons of firewood. My sons and I really enjoyed cutting the firewood up at camp, and I really think this is something I would like to do every year because it really keeps you in shape. I must have lost a good 25 pounds this summer just from working up there alone. So this is leading me to consider selling the pellet stove next season and put in a wood stove insert from the proceeds. I like the idea of having heat when there is no power, not worrying about maintenance so much, and of course consuming basically free fuel. What do you guys think? Also, what do you think I could get for the stove after 3 years of use?