After several days of single digit temps and multiple power outages, I've finally convinced my husband we need a wood stove (I've wanted one for years). Now that I'm looking online I am finding so many different brands and kinds, I sort of feel overwhelmed and don't want to make a mistake w/ my purchase. I want a freestanding with a glass door to see the fire, non-catalytic. My home is 1000sq ft, so don't need anything huge. I don't want something poorly made or that isn't going to last - I want this thing to follow me into retirement. Most local dealers suggest the Buck Stove NC21, which seems like a great stove. Are there any others similar in quality & price I should consider. The Buck is at the top of my budget, so if there are comparable stoves that may cost less, I'd love to know about them.