I apologize for what may seem a loaded question for my first post. I assure you I am seeking information. I have a St Croix Afton Bay that is now in it's 5th season. I consider it easily paid for and to be honest other than it being what I consider a high maintenance filthy mess maker(LOL) that I am cleaning way too much I think it is a great stove. My mother in law got a Harman P38 now in it's 4th season and as she is 76 I do all the maintenance. That stove is unreal for burning clean. Rarely do much of anything but clean the glass and empty the pot. It does however seem to burn more pellets than my stove and I don't like the convoluted way you have to go about hooking a thermostat to it. I was in a local store last week and checked out the Lopi AGP. They swear it had been burning for 3 days and there was not even a wisp of smoke on the glass and the interior of it was remarkably clean. What are your suggestions.