Lopi Evergreen is the leading contender.... want to crank out heat when it's really cold.... seems well liked, reliable, and a somewhat modern look. I wouldn't mind a bit larger of a firebox, but we can deal with slightly more frequent reloads.
I took a friend, new burner who just got a new house, to check out the Lopis at one of the local shops. They are good-quality stoves. I don't recall looking at the Evergreen, but we saw the Endeavor. The step-top is probably less your style, though. He ended up with a PE Vista, even though the dealer was out of town. I suggested he go up a size, but he liked the shallower profile of the Vista for his small living room.
Now, the Endeavor did
have the ash grate in the floor, a feature I got spoiled on with the Dutchwest, and didn't have to give up going to the Woodstock Keystone. That's not a deal-breaker though, and the Evergreen apparently has two
ash drops, left and right--that might be a plus, I don't know. And it looks like the openings are decent-sized, which I found handy on the Buck 91. I also like the cupped ash dump covers--just make sure they go down all the way, or you have uncontrolled air entering the box. 😲
I also like the bypass cover the just slides over the opening--no gasket to replace. Buck 91 had that as well.
Optional blower that strips heat from the back and top. Not sure how quiet that will be, with the conventional round fan. The older Lopi Liberty I saw running at the shop once had a very quiet blower but I think it was one of the long, narrow ones, like the PE has.
As I recall, the blower for the Endeavor was like $300! 😖 You might be able to get an aftermarket that would fit. My brother just got a motor and snap disc for autofan, and fabbed his own blower unit. He's a lot smarter than I am, though. 😏 I ate the cost of the OEM blower on my SIL's T5. 😖 It wasn't 300, though..
My SIL only uses the blower if her stove top is trying to push over 700, and she wants to cool it off. Usually she relies on the convection jacket of her T5 to warm and move air. I bet the Evergreen would also convect pretty well with the rear and top shields.
I see 70000+ BTU on their website, saying it's EPA, but I'm not seeing the stove in the EPA database, only the Evergreen "NexGen-Hybrid"...??
No enamel finish on the Evergreen, like the PE in several colors, but it's got a nice clean look you probably like, nonetheless.