I have a Lopi Leyden being installed in Sept. It looks like a nice cast iron PS and the dealer talked highly of it. The Leyden came out in 2007. While searching the NET on Lopi there are tons of bad reviews and people complaining of pellets dumping in too fast, auger problems, smoke, clogging up etc.. These complaints appear to have stopped around 2005 and way before the Leyden was released. The question would be, are people having problems with the newer models from Travis, or have they pretty much worked out the bugs? Same old story with me--wanted an XXV but couldn't get one till next year so went with the Leyden. I've read the manual on it like 3 times and am looking forward to getting it--and, keeping my fingers crossed it'll work good... Thanks!