I've been a wood burner as a main source of heat for about 4 years now. I grew up with wood stoves but my wood connection is going away. I won't be cutting anymore of my oak trees down on my property so the expense of buying and processing wood is making pellets look more appealing. I can deal with buying the pellets as the price to buy wood is getting close, but geesh pellet stoves are expensive. A good friend owns a supply warehouse and I can get dealer price on most stoves, but even then a good stove is close to 2 grand. Maybe I've not looked at the right brands. My local lowes and home depots don't drop the prices on the stoves anymore, they just stick them up in the rafters until next year. I've read they are a decent stove and I'm on top of maintenance on anything I use. I guess I'm here to ask what brands should I look at? I know Harmons are nice but very pricey. I like the breckwell classic cast p4000fs but even dealer price is alot. I don't mind maintenance, but I don't want to be dealing with repairs all the time, so is it an issues of you get what you pay for? I'm rambling on a bit here so I'll sign off. Thanks for any feedback you're able to provide.