We went to three different stores to look at woodstoves today, which was great because it really helped us narrow down our choices. We decided not to go for the Lopi Leyden or the Harman Oakwood because they are smaller firebox size, but more importantly, you have to manually engage the secondary burn. Also, the non-catalytic secondary burn system was achieved through the brick design in the back and in 3 to 7 years the firebricks would break down and need to be replaced costing between $200 and $300 (so the salesman informed us). The Quadra Fire Isle Royal and the Jotul F 50 TL Rangeley are our top two contendors. The Quadra Fire has the bigger fire box, but the handles are not as easy so manipulate. It is easier to access the fire through the top load (which is what we plan on using the most). The Rangeley seems to be a little more solid of a woodstove and the handles are a bit more user friendly, but it is a little bit more manuvering to get the wood through two holes from the top of the woodstove (and they are a touch smaller). We liked these two the best because of the top loading feature, but also because their secondary burn system is created through welded steel piping which wouldn't need to be replaced really ever, which was a nice bonus. They are both about the same price, so we are stuck in indecision, but leaning towards the Quadra Fire because it is a little bit bigger firebox (3.0 cu. ft. vs the Rangeley's 2.6). Any thoughts? I know a lot of people have already suggested the Rangeley on this site and that is how we came to look at it in the first place. We just want to make sure we are going to be able to keep the house warm enough and we wish we knew which stove would do that the easiest. Decisions, decisions... By the way, if we did have the top vent, I would love to get the Harman TL 300. That was an awesome looking stove. Super convenient features!