I'm interested to hear opinions on stoves with and without thermostats that adjust the air flow automatically. We love the styling of our ivory Jotul 3, but our other stove, a blue enameled VC Resolute, rarely strays from the desired temperature range, whereas the Jotul is more variable. No wood stove can be ignored of course, and there is no substitute for knowing what you're doing. But for those of you who have experience with VC stoves and other stoves without temperature-based air controls, what do you think of the VC thermostat? My two cents: The temp-based air function is GREAT! I load the firebox, set the air control someplace in the middle, and forget it (almost).